Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will decide whether to sign or veto the remaining pieces of legislation from this session by the end of the day.
Legislators passed more than 20 bills on the final day, sending them to the governor for his decision.
Ricketts says his process on deciding whether to veto a bill gets back to the policy of the issues. He declines to indicate whether he has decided to veto any of the bills.
It is unusual for the Unicameral to approve so many bills on the final day of the session.
Ricketts says the late influx of bills doesn’t bother him.
“No, I think every session is different and sometimes we wrap up early and sometimes it goes to the last day. So, it just really kind of depends on what the agenda is,” Ricketts tells reporters during a brief meeting today. “I just take it as it comes. If they send me a lot of bills on the last day, we review a lot of bills.”
The decision of the governor on each of the bills passed on the last day will be final. The legislature had adjourned for the year and cannot consider any veto overrides.