Glossary

Veto – If the Legislature passes a bill, it goes to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The Governor has the power to “veto” a bill to prevent it from becoming law. If that happens, the Legislature can vote to override the Governor’s veto, causing the bill to become law without the Governor’s approval.

On The Vote to Override Veto¬†– This means the Governor vetoed the bill after it passed, and the Legislature voted on whether or not to override the Governor’s veto. A “Yes” vote by a lawmaker means the lawmaker voted to override the Governor’s veto. A “No” vote means the lawmaker voted not to override the Governor’s veto. Vetoes can be overridden in Arkansas with a simple majority of the legislators.

NotVoting/Absent –¬†The lawmaker was either absent when the vote was taken or was present, but chose not to cast a vote.