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Governor Ige vetos eight bills today

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today vetoed eight bills and sent his statements of objections to the house and senate leadership. The governor’s veto messages may be found here. HB540 – Relating to the UH Accounting and Financial Management System: Extends authority of UH to maintain separate accounting and financial management system HB553 […]

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Governor vetoes three bills, 288 become law

MEDIA RELEASE After reviewing more than 290 bills passed by the 2013 Hawaii State Legislature, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has notified legislators of his decision to limit his vetoes to three. The governor this year signed a total of 269 bills into law, and Lt. Gov. Shan S. Tsutsui has signed seven as Acting Governor. Twelve […]

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No special session expected over vetoes

MEDIA RELEASE Earlier this week, Gov. Neil Abercrombie informed the state Legislature of his intent to veto nine bills passed during the 2013 legislative session. After reviewing the bills and discussions with members of the Legislature, House Speaker Joseph M. Souki and Senate President Donna Mercado Kim announced it does not appear at this time […]

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Governor sends notice of intent to veto 9 bills

MEDIA RELEASE After reviewing 293 measures passed by the 2013 Hawaii State Legislature, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has notified legislators of his intent to veto nine bills. As required by the state Constitution, the governor must provide 10 working days’ notice for any measures that he may veto by July 9, 2013. As such, these bills […]

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Governor sends notice of intent to veto 19 bills

MEDIA RELEASE After reviewing more than 340 measures, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has notified the State Legislature of his intent to veto 19 of those bills. While he has provided this notice of intent as required by the Hawaii State Constitution, the measures are still under consideration. “It is clear that the 2012 Legislative Session was […]

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On Wednesday (June 15) Mayor Billy Kenoi sent a letter to the County Council vetoing Bill 29 (Draft 4) of the 2011-2012 operating budget. The message from the mayor to the County Council and Corporation Council LIncoln Ashida's letter to Finance Director Nancy Crawford.

Mayor Kenoi vetos 2011-12 budget submitted by the County Council

On Wednesday (June 15) Mayor Billy Kenoi sent a letter to the County Council vetoing Bill 29 (Draft 4) of the 2011-2012 operating budget. The message from the mayor to the County Council and Corporation Council LIncoln Ashida’s letter to Finance Director Nancy Crawford.

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House leaders: No special session this year

House leaders: No special session this year

MEDIA RELEASE Senate President Colleen Hanabusa has notified members of the House they will not be convening in a special session for the purpose of overriding Gov. Linda Lingle’s vetoes. The House blog has posted the following reasons as to why Speaker Calvin Say, in concurrence with House Leadership, decided the bills on the governor’s […]

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Lingle vetoes bills that discourage investments, charitable contributions

Lingle vetoes bills that discourage investments, charitable contributions

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has vetoed two tax bills. One would have undermined the state’s efforts to expand the economy and create new jobs, while the other would discourage charitable contributions. The governor vetoed SB 2001, a bill that would have retroactively eliminated previously promised investment tax credits that incentivize firms to create new […]

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39 bills on governor’s potential veto list

39 bills on governor’s potential veto list

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has submitted to the state Legislature a list of 39 bills she is considering for potential vetoes. The bills are being considered for potential veto due to various factors including: * Significant negative impacts on the public * Legal or constitutional concerns * Potential unintended consequences * Technical flaws in […]

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Lingle vetoes costly barrel tax increase

Lingle vetoes costly barrel tax increase

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed a bill Tuesday, April 27 that would cost Hawaii residents and businesses $22 million in new taxes every year on petroleum sold in the state. The bill, HB2421 HD2 SD2 CD1, would impose a $1 increase in the tax on each barrel of oil sold in the state. The […]

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Lingle vetoes workforce quota bill

Lingle vetoes workforce quota bill

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed a bill Monday, April 26 that would have mandated the makeup of the workforce on state and county public construction works projects. The bill, SB2840 SD2 HD1, would impose an ambiguous quota system that would impair contractors’ flexibility to maintain a workforce that is responsive to the specific changing […]

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Mayor Billy Kenoi today vetoed Bill 103, which would allow Puna residents to live in tents on their property while building a home.

In a veto message to the Hawai‘i County Council delivered to the County Clerk today, Mayor Kenoi said the main reason for the veto is that the bill applies only to the District of Puna.

Mayor Kenoi vetoes tent bill for Puna

Mayor Billy Kenoi today vetoed Bill 103, which would allow Puna residents to live in tents on their property while building a home. In a veto message to the Hawai‘i County Council delivered to the County Clerk today, Mayor Kenoi said the main reason for the veto is that the bill applies only to the […]

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Aiona calls on public to comment on potential vetoes

Aiona calls on public to comment on potential vetoes

MEDIA RELEASE On his weekly radio call-in show in Honolulu, Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona urged residents to weigh in on the 60 bills passed during the 2009 legislative session that are being considered for vetoes. “These bills are open for discussion, so I encourage our residents to get involved and voice their opinions,” Aiona […]

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On the horizon: Governor veto deadline

On the horizon: Governor veto deadline

MEDIA RELEASE/www.hawaiisenatemajority.com Out of 3,523 bills introduced this session, the legislature successfully passed 251. As of today, 171 bills of those bills have been signed into law.  A list of all Acts passed this year can be found at www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session… Last week, the governor transmitted to the Legislature a list of 65 potential measures she […]

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