Senate kills resolution to address last-minute vetoes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) The Senate has killed a resolution that would allow lawmakers to return to Bismarck to address last-minute vetoes by a governor.

Senators voted 32-14 against the resolution Tuesday that would allow lawmakers' return without counting against the maximum 80-day limit set by the state Constitution.

The resolution was inspired after lawmakers adjourned their session two years ago after 77 days. After lawmakers left town, Burgum vetoed some legislation, including a $16.1 million appropriation that would have provided each non-oil producing township $10,000.

If lawmakers had passed the resolution, it would have to have gone to voters for approval.