Lawmakers to vote on governor’s vetoes and amendments

FILE - In this April 2, 2015 file photo, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces an $89 million expansion of the Ashland Inc. facility in Hopewell, Va. Lawmakers are set to return to the Captiol Wednesday, April 15, to take up McAuliffe's proposed amendments and vetoes. The governor has proposed changes to ethics reform and police surveillance legislation. (AP Photo/The Progress-Index, Shelby Mertens)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state lawmakers are returning to the Capitol to vote on Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s vetoes and proposed amendments.

The GOP-controlled General Assembly will reconvene for its so-called veto session Wednesday.

Among the legislation lawmakers will consider are tighter gift caps proposed by McAuliffe. The governor wants $100 aggregate gift limits from lobbyists and others with financial interests in state government, rather than a $100 per gift limit that lawmakers approved in February during the final minutes of the 2015 regular legislative session.

The governor has also proposed amendments that would weaken bills aimed at limiting police surveillance technology like drones and license plate readers. Law enforcement groups support McAuliffe’s amendments, but civil liberty advocates do not.

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