Burgum vetoes 4th bill
Gov. Doug Burgum has vetoed his fourth bill of the 2021 Legislative Session.
The bill is SB 2290. That bill would require a special Legislative session, if the state receives more than $50 million in unexpected federal funding. It also would require that for amounts under $50 million, the Emergency Commission would still be able to make a recommendation on how the money is to be spent, but the Legislature’s Budget Section could make changes to that recommendation. Right now, the Budget Section can only approve or reject those spending plans.
Burgum said the measure is unconstitutional, and it violates separation of powers. He also said it gives more power to a subset of the Legislature.
(Story will be updated, when Senate considers overturning the veto.)