Because the bills passed by that wide a margin, the veto polls were sent to lawmakers automatically. The vetoed bills were House bills 158, 277, 397, 522, 688 and 691, along with Senate bills 231 and 306.
To override the vetoes, the polls would have needed the support of two-thirds of the members of each chamber.
One of the vetoed bills, SB 306 from Sen. Mike Lang, R-Malta, would have expanded the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission from five to seven members and required that three commissioners be agricultural landowners.
The concept of expanding the commission drew support during the Legislature, but SB 306 drew some concerns due to the landowner component.