The Legislature has overridden Gov. Doug Burgum's veto of a bill dealing with the Legislature's Budget Section.
The Budget Section is a 42 member committee, made up of members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, plus the floor leaders from both chambers. In a lawsuit, Burgum argued it was an unconstitutional grant of spending authority to a subset of the Legislature.
In his opinion, Chief Justice Gerald Vandewalle wrote that the Legislature needed to set some parameters on the powers and duties of the Budget Section.