Line-Item Veto

The line-item veto is a power enjoyed by Oklahoma’s Governor that allows her or him to veto one or more sections of an appropriations bill.  Line-item vetoes, like regular vetoes, can be overridden by a two-thirds vote of both chambers of the Legislature. If overridden, the bill becomes the law as originally passed by the Legislature. If a line-item veto is not overridden, the rest of the bill becomes law.

The line-item veto was used most recently by Gov. Fallin during the 2017 first special session to veto all but five sections of a General Appropriations bill passed by the Legislature.