MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A commission established to study ways to revise the state Constitution has rejected a recommendation from Gov. Robert Bentley to expand the governor's power by making it harder for the Legislature to override his vetoes.
The commission is studying the 1901 Constitution and recommending proposed changes. Any changes would have to be approved by the Legislature and Alabama voters.
When the governor currently vetoes legislation, it takes a simple majority vote of the membership to override the veto. That's 53 votes in the House and 18 in the Senate.
The governor asked the membership Monday to recommend that it take a three-fifths vote to override the governor. He says this would bring Alabama in line with how most states handle the override of a governor's veto.
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