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Governor's veto list includes feral birds nuisance bill

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:28 p.m. HST, Jun 24, 2013

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has informed the Legislature of nine bills he intends to veto.

The governor released the list today, the deadline by which he must inform lawmakers. He has until July 9 to issue his final decisions. Any bills not on the veto list will be signed or become law without his signature on July 9.

In a news release, the governor said most of these bills are potentially objectionable because of concerns, raised by state departments or agencies.

“There may be difficulty in implementing some of these bills as they are currently written, and there are other measures that require further consideration,” Abercrombie said in a statement.

Bills on the veto list include one that would make the feeding of feral birds a nuisance, allow the governor to appoint five voting members to the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Board and give judges discretion in setting prison terms when sentencing drug offenders in certain class B and class C felony.

Here is the complete list:

>> HB763 (Relating to the State Building Code) 

>> SB1265 (Relating to Contracts) 

>> HB619 (Relating to Feral Birds) 

>> HB988 (Relating to Native Wildlife) 

>> HB424 (Relating to Timeshare Conveyances) 

>> HB654 (Relating to Nursing) 

>> HB1130 (Relating to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation) 

>> SB3 (Relating to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs) 

>> SB68 (Relating to Sentencing) 

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Grimbold wrote:
On Lilipuna some misled old lady feeds a flock of chicken and roosters, None of the neighbors can sleep well at night by an open window because those foul beasts crow furiously in the middle of the night and from 5 am on. I wished Abercrombie could not sleep either, he is cruel vetoing that bird bill.
on June 24,2013 | 05:09PM
suzyq47 wrote:
That doesn't have nothing to do with feeding them, they will crow anyway.
on June 24,2013 | 05:26PM
lynnh wrote:
It has everything to do with it. Birds congregate where they are fed.
on June 25,2013 | 12:20AM
lee1957 wrote:
May be time to head down to Washington Place with the bird seed.
on June 24,2013 | 05:53PM
niimi wrote:
No. Instead trap about 100 fowl and release then down at Washington Place.
on June 24,2013 | 06:57PM
tonosama wrote:
The caged chicken clan in upper Kalaeloa/Waahila Ridges do their chatting at about 3AM, usually on time. The hens and brood do not visit the neighbors anymore for protein (insects) feeding due to the one-way no-return excursions. And the hens only cluck and do not crow. $5 package of scratch feed to fatten the grown hens and continued feeding for the brood result in gourmet chicken long rice and other servings. They have a knack of housing themselves in the bushes or tree branches. Try it. Veggie garden/Fruit Orchard, use the free fertilizer. Go green, etc.
on June 24,2013 | 06:01PM
marilynblee wrote:
Sorry to hear the Governor intends to veto the Nursing bill. With the shortage of Physicians in Hawaii, the Advanced Practice Nurses need all the help they can get, and need his support. His departments need to all they can to implement legislation passed previously that will enhance their practice.M
on June 24,2013 | 06:31PM
niimi wrote:
Free range chicken.
on June 24,2013 | 06:57PM
CloudForest wrote:
Free range govenator!
on June 24,2013 | 08:33PM
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