The House of Delegates today overrode another Larry Hogan veto, this time of a bill to eliminate criminal penalties for possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The vote was 86-55 (one vote to spare this time). Governor Hogan claimed that this bill would legalize driving while impaired by marijuana. Bobby Zirkin this week claimed that Hogan was lying – it appears that the… Read more »
Senator Bobby Zirkin, chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee, called out Governor Larry Hogan for “lying” about SB517, a bill vetoed by Hogan that would decriminalize possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The sponsor of a bill decriminalizing drug paraphernalia is accusing Gov. Larry Hogan of lying about the bill in order to thwart a veto override vote scheduled for Thursday. Sen. Robert… Read more »
Back in May, I wrote about the prospects for veto overrides of the four bills. With respect to the marijuana paraphernalia bill, I stated then that only one Republican voted for the bill. In fact, it was three (Grammer, Kittleman, and Miele). Moreover, there were eight D “no” votes, not six as I wrote. And the bill was SB517. I pretty… Read more »
The Post on potential veto overrides. Somebody did it two days sooner. And better – like with actual analysis of each bill and the individual votes of legislators. I just calls ’em like I sees ’em. Drops mic.
Governor Hogan vetoed six bills last Friday. As a practical matter, it was four, as two of the bills were cross-files (on felon voting rights) and two were virtually identical bills on hotel tax rates (one local to Howard County and one statewide). If the General Assembly is going to override any of Hogan’s vetoes, it needs a 60% vote… Read more »