One of the sponsors of legislation to legalize the sale of raw milk in Wisconsin says he will push for an override of the Governor’s veto.
The Governor vetoed the bill Wednesday, citing concerns that raw milk sales could lead to a disease outbreak that would threaten public health and the reputation of the dairy industry. Despite those concerns, State Representative Chris Danou (R-Trempealeau) says he thinks an override attempt is possible.
The bill passed the Senate on a 25-8 vote, meaning the two-thirds majority needed to override the veto is there. It passed the Assembly 60-35, leaving it a few votes short though. Danou believes that could change because enough people may be frustrated with how the legislation was handled.
Still, Danou admits he’s not optimistic about the chances of an override attempt, but feels he needs to try. If one doesn’t happen, he plans to reintroduce the legislation next session.
A veto override would have to start in the Senate. A spokesperson for Majority Leader Russ Decker says it’s not likely to happen.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:06)