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Governor applies pocket veto, preserving Rosselló’s security detail


House Judiciary Committee Chairman Orlando Aponte Rosario

By The Star Staff


Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia on Monday applied a “pocket veto” to a bill that would have eliminated bodyguards for former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares.


House Judiciary Committee Chairman Orlando Aponte Rosario lamented the lack of action by the governor, according to local press reports.


A pocket veto occurs when a governor simply desists from taking action before the end of a legislative session.


The Legislature is free to reconsider the bill in subsequent legislative sessions.

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