H.3700 Seawalls (Sustaining of the Governor’s Veto)
Without the time in the final hours of the legislative session to stop or amend the bill, the conservation community worked with Governor McMaster to veto this dangerous legislation. We applaud the Governor for taking this position in support of smart shoreline and coastal management protections. Supporters of the seawall legislation needed 2/3 vote of the House to over-ride the Governor’s veto.
With passionate remarks from Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell and Rep. Justin Bamberg (and work from even more legislators behind the scenes), the conservation community was able to sustain the Governor’s veto with a vote of 43-60, ensuring our state’s seawall prohibition remained intact.
- This is a Pro-Conservation Vote.
- Legislators did not have enough votes to override the Governor’s veto, and it was sustained.