After consultation with the Legislative
Liaison Committee, the Committee concluded
that the existing practice is a reasonable
Following the presentation of a bill, this
section gives the governor 20 days to con-
sider it if the General Assembly is still in
session at the end of those 20 days.
If the General Assembly adjourns dur-
ing those 20 days, or if a bill is presented
to the governor after the General Assembly
has adjourned, the governor has 30 days
from the time of presentation in which to
veto the bill. The governor is given extra
time for those bills passed at the end of
the session because customarily most legis-
lation is passed at this time.
The Committee feels that these time
periods in conjunction with the flexible
definition that has been accorded "presen-
tation" will assure that the governor has
an adequate opportunity to consider bills.
THE CHAIRMAN: Delegate Morgan, is
the Chair correct in assuming that the pre-
sentation you are making will occupy con-
siderably more time?
DELEGATE MORGAN: Yes, sir.
THE CHAIRMAN: That being the case,
the Chair would ask you to suspend right
now and recognizes Delegate Powers.
DELEGATE POWERS: Mr. Chairman,
I move the Committee of the Whole rise
and report the action taken by it with re-
spect to items 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the Com-
mittee Report EB-1.
THE CHAIRMAN: Is the motion sec-
(Whereupon, the motion was seconded.)
THE CHAIRMAN: The motion is that
the Committee of the Whole rise and re-
port its action with respect to Committee
Recommendations 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Before submitting this vote, the Chair
feels that in all fairness it should call to
the attention of the delegates that this
would conclude consideration by the Com-
mittee of the Whole of this Committee Re-
port EB-1, and if the Committee rises and
reports, Ijhere would then not be any fur-
ther oppjogfeQliity for reconsideration of the
votes on^fiiie items, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The Chair further wishes to announce
that if the motion is carried and the Chair
reports for the Committee to the Conven-
tion, the Chair will not submit that report
for action or approval by the Convention at
this time, in view of the colloquy between
the Chair and Delegate Wheatley, and will
not submit the report for action by the
Convention until it has been able to give a
more definite answer to Delegate Wheat-
The question now arises on the motion
that the Committee rise. Are you ready
for the question that the Committee will
rise and report?
(Call for the question.)
All in favor, signify by saying Aye; con-
trary, No. The Ayes seem to have it. The
Ayes have it. It is so ordered.
(Whereupon, at 1:05 P.M., the Committee
of the Whole rose, and the Convention re-
(The mace was replaced by the Sergeant-
NOVEMBER 29, 1967—1 :05 P.M.
PRESIDENT H. VERNON ENEY,
THE PRESIDENT: On behalf of the
Committee of the Whole the Chair reports
that the Committee of the Whole has had
under consideration Committee Report EB-
1, that it has taken no action with respect
to Recommendation No. 1 in that report,
inasmuch as the recommendation has by
the Convention been made a special order
of business; that it has failed by an evenly
divided vote to take any action whatsoever
with respect to Recommendation No. 2;
that it has approved Recommendation No.
3; that it has approved Recommendation
No. 4, as amended; and that it has ap-
proved Recommendation No. 5.
The Chair will not submit this report of
the Committee of the Whole to the Con-
vention for action at this time, but will
have the matter placed on the agenda of
the Convention for action at a later date.
The Chair recognizes Delegate Powers.
DELEGATE POWERS: Mr. President,
I move we recess until 2:30.
THE PRESIDENT: The Chair recog-
nizes Delegate Hardwicke.
DELEGATE HARDWICKE: Mr. Presi-
dent, prior to that, may I request a quorum