SALT LAKE CITY -- Lawmakers are calling a special session of the Utah Legislature to consider overturning the veto of a bill that would have dedicated a portion of state sales taxes to road funding.
Republican Senate President Michael Waddoups of Taylorsville says the special session will be May 6.
Waddoups says the transportation fund needs a dependable source of revenue to maintain existing roads and build infrastructure needed for a rapidly growing population.
Gov. Gary Herbert says the bill limits the state's ability to pay for other important needs, like education and human services.
Three other bills vetoed by the governor will not be considered during the override session.
The special session will be the second time legislators have reconvened since the general session ended March 10.