Arkansas Constitution of 1874 Art. 6, § 15. Legislation--Approval or veto

Every bill which shall have passed both houses of the General Assembly, shall be presented to the Governor;  if he approve it, he shall sign it;  but if he shall not approve it, he shall return it, with his objections, to the house in which it originated;  which house shall enter the objections at large upon their journal and proceed to reconsider it.  If, after such reconsideration, a majority of the whole number elected to that house, shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, with the objections, to the other house;  by which, likewise, it shall be reconsidered;  and, if approved by a majority of the whole number elected to that house, it shall be a law;  but in such cases the vote of both houses shall be determined by “yeas and nays;”  and the names of the members voting for or against the bill, shall be entered on the journals.  If any bill shall not be returned by the Governor within five days, Sundays excepted, after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law in like manner as if he had signed it;  unless the General Assembly, by their adjournment, prevent its return;  in which case it shall become a law, unless he shall file the same, with his objections, in the office of the Secretary of State, and give notice thereof, by public proclamation, within twenty days after such adjournment.

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