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Governor Identifies 9 Bills for Possible Veto

June 25, 2013, 8:58 AM HST
* Updated June 25, 9:11 AM
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State Capitol, photo by Wendy Osher.

State Capitol. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

Governor Neil Abercrombie notified legislators yesterday of his intent to veto nine bills.

Items on the list for potential veto include bills relating to: feral birds (HB619) and native wildlife (HB988), the state building code (HB763), timeshare conveyances (HB424), nursing (HB654), sentencing (SB68), contracts (SB1265), the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. (HB1130), and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (SB3).

The governor said most of the bills being considered for veto are “potentially objectionable” because of “concerns raised by state departments or agencies.”

In a press release, the governor said there may be difficulty in implementing some of the bills because of the way they are written, while others require further consideration.

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The governor has the option of signing or vetoing the bills by July 9, or allowing them to become law without his signature.

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The governor has already signed more than 172 measures into law, out of the 293 passed during the 2013 legislative session.

***Supporting information courtesy Office of the Governor.

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