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Hawaii governor signals 10 potential bill veoes

June 24, 2014 - 8:49am

HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie has notified the state Legislature that he intends to veto 10 bills passed in the 2014 session.

Among the potential vetoes announced Monday is a bill that would require members of some state boards and agencies to disclose financial information to the public.

Another bill would require that at least one member of a state land board has a background in Native Hawaiian traditions.

Abercrombie says most of the bills were problematic due to concerns raised by state departments or agencies.

The governor has until July 8 to sign bills into law. But he has to give lawmakers advance warning so they can take action if they choose to override a veto.

Lawmakers also could propose changes to bills to meet the governor’s approval.

Subscribers get the full story by West Hawaii Today reporter Nancy Cook Lauer featuring input from Big Island officials and legislators, as well as a full list of the potential vetoes by clicking here.

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