House meets for veto session

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The Vermont House has voted not to override Governor Jim Douglas’ veto of a bill relating to car insurance. The entire proceeding today took about a half hour, and ended with the House voting 121 to five against overriding the veto. A two-thirds majority of 84 would have been needed to pass the bill over the governor’s wishes.

The bill the governor vetoed was designed to close a loophole in Vermont’s car insurance law under, which certain car accident victims are not able to collect the full amount of insurance they’ve paid for. Lawmakers agreed that the issue could wait until the next legislative term, which begins in January.

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