Ky House Approves Override of Bevin Vetoes on Drones, Volkswagen Settlement

Mar 29, 2017

Kentucky House lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to override Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes of two bills.

As WEKU’s John Hingsbergen reports, the bills concern regulating drones and deciding who gets to spend up to $100 million from a legal settlement with Volkswagen.


The Republican-controlled House voted 89-0 to override Governor Bevin's veto of a portion of House bill 471, which said the state legislature has the final say in spending the settlement money from Volkswagen.

Bevin vetoed the bill because he said the legislature is only in session for a few months each year.

The House voted 93-0 to override Bevin's veto of House bill 540, which among other things made it a felony to fly drones in prohibited areas. Bevin said that bill conflicted with federal law.

Both bills will become law if the state Senate also votes to override.