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Abercrombie signals that 10 potential bill vetoes on the way

June 24, 2014
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ , The Associated Press

HONOLULU - Gov. Neil Abercrombie notified the state Legislature that he intends to veto 10 bills passed during the 2014 session.

Among the potential vetoes announced Monday was 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 have a background in Native Hawaiian traditions.

Victims of violent crimes and their families would be given a chance to participate in restorative justice processes under another proposal on the list.

Most of the bills were flagged as problematic because of concerns raised by state departments or agencies, Abercrombie said in a statement.

"Other bills, despite their good intentions, will not work as they are written," he said.

Abercrombie did not provide details on why specific bills were placed on the list.

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.



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