Executive Action

The Charter allows the County Executive 10 working days to decide whether to approve a bill, veto it, or permit it to go into effect without his signature. Charter contains no provision allowing an Executive to “pocket veto” a bill. Resolutions require only the signature of the Council Chairman and become effective when adopted unless the resolution contains explicit provisions for a later effective date, or unless the effective date is otherwise provided by law.

Council must consider a veto no later than its next legislative session. A two-thirds majority of the full Council is required to overturn a veto.