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Abercrombie vetoes 7 bills

  • business reporter for Hawaii News Now
    business reporter for Hawaii News Now

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has vetoed seven bills from the Legislature, disagreeing with lawmakers on issues of tourism, funds and crime victims.

One of the vetoes announced Tuesday stops the Hawaii Tourism Authority from being permanently exempt from state comptroller oversight. Abercrombie says that would take away checks and balances that help make the agency transparent.

Another veto stops the repeal of several funds, including the Center for Labor Education and Research revolving fund. Abercrombie says he thinks the center should use the funds rather than the money being used for general purposes.

Abercrombie also vetoed a bill that would have given crime victims a process for restorative justice. Abercrombie says he agrees with the concept but doesn’t think the bill gives adequate protection for victims.



Relating to Victims of Crimes


Relating to the Hawaii Tourism Authority


Relating to Law Enforcement


Relating to the Board of Land and Natural Resources


Relating to Order of Succession


Relating to Parental Parity


Relating to the Repeal of Non-General Funds

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Governor’s Office: Gov. signs 229 bills, vetoes 7

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