Veto of Indiana health order limits faces new vote next week


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators will return to the Statehouse next week for a possible vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill giving local elected officials the power to block county or city public health orders issued during emergencies.

Senate and House leaders announced Wednesday that the one-day meeting will be held Monday.

The announcements said that lawmakers could take up the bill vetoed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb that would require any local public health orders more stringent than one issued by the governor go before elected county commissioners or city councils for approval.

Indiana legislators can override Holcomb’s veto by a simple majority vote in each chamber.

(This story was originally published May 5, 2021)

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