By April 7, 2017, the Governor will have acted to sign, veto or pocket veto
Waiting until the last possible day before a pocket veto
would have gone into effect, Republican Gov.
A pocket veto
can be accomplished if Congress is no longer in session and the President does not sign the bill within the 10-day time limit.
Yet in pocket vetoing the bill, he also did something that, under the terms of the pocket veto
power described in the Constitution, is impossible: he returned the pocket vetoed
bill to the clerk of the House of Representatives.
The amendments promoted by Calderon include measures proclaiming the right to food (SourceMex, May 11, 2011) and the elimination of the pocket veto
A pocket veto
can occur when the Legislature approves a bill at the end of a legislative year.
Zavodnyik seems unaware that in regard to colonial Virginia, at least, the requirement of a suspending clause meant that the Privy Council exercised not merely an absolute veto power, but the presumption of a pocket veto
unless the Council took the affirmative step of allowing the legislation to take effect.
The term pocket veto
comes from politics, where a pocket veto
is the indirect rejection of a bill by the president of the United States.
If Congress adjourns during this ten-day period, the President can do nothing; this is known as a pocket veto
as the lack of action serves as a veto.
It became law the third time around by virtue of the pocket veto
Williams opted not to sign the bill, a pocket veto
, in anticipation of a future compromise measure to include a "conscience clause," which would exempt religious institutions, District officials said.
What's more, since it is true, as Ackerman shrewdly observes, that the impeachment action of the House occurred during the 105th Congress--which has since gone out of existence--the President may pocket veto
the impeachment, even if the Senate votes to convict.