NEWS RELEASE: Governor vetoes eight bills

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige today vetoed eight bills and sent his statements of objections to the house and senate leadership. The governor’s veto messages may be found here.

HB540 Relating to the UH Accounting and Financial Management System:

Extends authority of UH to maintain separate accounting and financial management system

HB553 Relating to Collective Bargaining:

Allows UH graduate student assistants employed by UH to collectively bargain their wages, hours and other terms

SB105 Relating to the Budget:

Requires estimated future debt service for proposed CIP projects to be included in the budget documents submitted to the legislature.

SB218 Relating to the Order of Succession:

Clarifies the order of succession to the Lt. Governor’s office.

SB265  Relating to Sex Trafficking:

Changes wording in statute from “promoting prostitution in the first degree” to “sex trafficking”

SB349 Relating to Taxation:

Repeals ethanol facility tax credit; establishes a 5-year renewable fuels production tax credit

SB569 Relating to Theft:

Increases the dollar threshold with respect to property or services, for theft in the second degree from the current $300 to $750

SB1324 Relating to Divorce:

Provides authority for Employees’ Retirement System to make direct payments of benefits to a non-member former spouse of a member on order of court judgment, order or divorce decree.

Bills that are not on this list will become law with or without the governor’s signature.



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