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Part Two The Massachusetts Constitution and Commentary, Articles of Amendment

From: The Massachusetts State Constitution

Lawrence M. Friedman, Lynnea Thody

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 May 2021

If any bill or resolve shall be objected to, and not approved by the governor, and if the general court shall adjourn within ten days after the same shall have been laid before the governor for his approbation, and thereby prevent his returning it with his objections, as provided by the constitution, such bill or resolve shall not become a law, nor have force as such. Amendment I was ratified in 1821. It was amended by Amendment XC, § 2, inserting “ten days” where the original had “five days” as part of Amendment XC's extension of the Governor's veto period. This...
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