Legislature(1995 - 1996)

02/14/1995 05:12 PM WTR

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 HWTR - 02/14/95                                                               
 HJR 12 - LINE ITEM VETO FOR U.S. PRESIDENT                                  
                                                                               
 Number 431                                                                    
                                                                             
 REPRESENTATIVE MIKE NAVARRE, sponsor of the resolution, stated                
 that as the national deficit continues upward, the President is               
 lacking one of the tools to help slow the budget spiral--the                  
 line-item veto.  The item veto for the President has been debated             
 for over 100 years.  The line-item veto first appeared in the                 
 Constitution of the Confederate States in 1861.  On many                      
 occasions line-item veto legislation has been introduced in                   
 Congress, but none has passed.                                                
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE NAVARRE says that Alaska is one of the states                  
 where the Governor's line-item veto has a successful and proven               
 track record.  The line-item veto has assisted the budget process             
 in Alaska and should prove useful on the national level.                      
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE PHILLIPS thought it was worth noting that this                 
 issue has been around for over a century and is still being                   
 debated.                                                                      
                                                                               
 Number 464                                                                    
                                                                               
 REPRESENTATIVE GARY DAVIS made a motion to move HJR 12 out of                 
 committee.                                                                    
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN BARNES asked if there was objection.  Hearing no                     
 objection, the motion passed.                                                 

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