Gov. John Bel Edwards Vetoed House Bill 20

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has vetoed House Bill 20, which would have prohibited local elections officials from using grant dollars to support elections, from the 2021 Legislative Session.

Posted: Jun 8, 2021 10:51 AM

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has vetoed House Bill 20, which would have prohibited local elections officials from using grant dollars to support elections, from the 2021 Legislative Session. The Governor vetoed a similar bill last year because it limited elections officials' ability to conduct safe elections.

Click the bill to read the veto letter.

HB 20 Gov. Edwards has vetoed HB 20 because it is not necessary to protect the integrity of the election process. State and local election officials should retain the authority to apply for grants that would assist them in providing for safe and fair elections.

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