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House fails to override governor’s veto of transgender sports ban; session ends with no overrides

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 2:10 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2021 at 4:27 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The full House failed to override Gov. John Bel Edwards’s veto of the transgender sports ban bill with a vote of 68-30 on Wednesday, July 21, and the session ended just hours later.

The motion failed and SB 156 remains vetoed. A total of 70 votes “For” were needed to reach the two-thirds supermajority.

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The House and Senate later decided to adjourn the session without overriding any of the governor’s vetoes.

House Speaker Clay Schexnayder (R-Gonzales) issued the following statement after the session ended:

It was the first veto override session since Louisiana ratified its constitution in 1974.

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