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Hawaii lawmakers pass less than 10 percent of their bills

Less than one in 10 bills introduced this year has been passed by the Hawaii Legislature.

The Legislative Reference Bureau said lawmakers approved 252 of 3,224 bills introduced before the annual legislative session concluded last week.

Of bills that passed the Legislature, 49 have become law already, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie has vetoed two.

Abercrombie must either approve or veto the rest of the bills by July 12, the 45-day mark after the Legislature’s adjournment.

Resolutions that lack the force of law also were approved by the Legislature.

Lawmakers adopted 187 resolutions of 918 introduced.

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