Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1972 NO. 25 > Nov 30 1972

The veto power of the governor is applicable to a bill authorizing lotteries passed by a sixty percent majority of the members of both houses of the legislature under Article II, § 24 of the state Constitution, as amended by SJR No.5, unless such bill, upon passage, is, instead, submitted to the electors as a referendum under Article II, § 1 (Amendment 7).

AGLO 1973 NO. 68 > Jun 22 1973

When a single bill is returned with more than one section or item vetoes, the legislature is constitutionally empowered to reconsider each veto separately.