SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers will consider in the coming days if they’ll try to override Gov. Gary Herbert’s veto of a handful of bills passed by the Legislature.
The Republican governor nixed a proposal allowing grandparents get legal visiting rights to grandchildren adopted by family, among other measures. He also eliminated funding for several programs, including $275,000 for a reality TV cooking show for students. He says the reality TV isn’t a good use of taxpayer money.
Herbert signed 98 percent of the 453 bills that came to his desk this year. Six measures were fully vetoed or partially vetoed and a seventh will pass without his signature.
Lawmakers have until May 9 to decide whether to meet for a veto override session.