Action In Louisiana's Veto Override Session Shifts To House

Jul 21, 2021

Louisiana’s veto override clash is moving to the House. Republican state lawmakers hope to get a few Democrats in the House to rebuff Gov. John Bel Edwards and overturn his rejection of a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from competing on school sports teams with their identified gender. That appeared to be the only one of 28 bills spurned by Edwards that had a chance of becoming law in the historic veto session.

The House was scheduled to begin its work Wednesday afternoon. Simply holding the gathering was unprecedented in Louisiana. Lawmakers had never before convened a veto session since the current state constitution was enacted in 1974.