Vetoes

July 8th, 2014
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced on Tuesday that he has vetoed seven bills in addition to a line-item veto in the state budget to help correct a bond declaration mistake.

The governor initially had 10 bills on his potential veto list, including a bill that would make public the financial disclosure statements of members of more than a dozen state boards and commissions. The governor has allowed that bill to become law without his signature.

Here are the vetoes, along with Abercrombie's justification:

·         Senate Bill 60 (Relating to Victims of Crimes) – While Gov. Abercrombie supports the concept of restorative justice, he objected to this bill because, as written, it does not provide adequate protection for victims of domestic violence, child sexual assault, or elder abuse from intimidation, coercion, and manipulation by the offenders.

 

·         Senate Bill 2431 (Relating to the Hawaii Tourism Authority) – Gov. Abercrombie vetoed this legislation because it makes permanent the provision of Act 58, Session Laws of Hawaii 2004, which takes away the checks and balances that ensure transparency in the operations of Hawaii Tourism Authority that the comptroller’s account supervision provides.

 

·         Senate Bill 2589 (Relating to Law Enforcement) – The governor agrees with the underlying objectives of the bill to transfer the harbors law enforcement functions of the Department of Transportation Harbors Division to the Department of Public Safety, but believes both departments are already working collaboratively to improve efficiency and effectiveness, and that they should be allowed more time and opportunity to administratively implement the objectives of this legislation with duties and responsibilities being resolved through a memorandum of agreement.

 

·         Senate Bill 2874 (Relating to the Board of Land and Natural Resources) – House Bill 1618 (Relating to the Composition of the Board of Land and Natural Resources), which Gov. Abercrombie signed into law (Act 104) on June 19, is substantially similar to this measure, so there is no necessity to also approve this bill.

 

·         House Bill 1288 (Relating to Order of Succession) – The governor objected to this measure because it does not provide for succession in the situation when the Office of the Governor becomes permanently vacant at the same time as the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and the Senate President and the Speaker of the House belong to a political party different from that of the governor.

 

·         House Bill 2163 (Relating to Parental Parity) – Gov. Abercrombie vetoed this bill because the rebuttable presumption that an asset given to a parent is a joint gift is vague, ambiguous and inconsistent with well-established principles guiding the parties and the courts in divorce matters.

 

·         House Bill 2427 (Relating to the Repeal of Non-General Funds) – This measure repeals several funds, including the Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR) Revolving Fund, which the governor believes should be retained and used by CLEAR instead of being deposited into the General Fund.

10 Responses to “Vetoes”

  1. Especially Incognito:

    One for each dwarf.


  2. Especially Incognito:

    My source eventually will tell me that there is more than
    7.


  3. Guy:

    EI, huh?


  4. Chicken Grease:

    Indeed. [a grasshopper chirps.] Oh. Don't tell a Grease: "a grasshopper doesn't chirp." OOOOOO.K. ;)


  5. Samuel Mitchell:

    Thank you Governor Neil Abercrombie for the veto of House Bill 2427. If the Repeal of Non-General Funds bill had became law it could have shut down the Center of Labor Education Research at West Oahu Collage. The Machinist & Aerospace Workers Local 1998 thanks you for your looking and into major funding problems that this bill would have caused and rejecting it based on are Union and others Labor Organizations requests.


  6. Pay to play is the game:

    Can we veto Neil Abercrombie?


  7. Goober:

    A chicken goes bock,bock,bock,bock,bock,begowwwwk


  8. Chicken Grease:

    What does the fox say? :)

    Does the goo go, "I.O. I.O. O" (to the tune of e-i-e-i-o).


  9. Goober:

    YLVIS LYRICS
    "The Fox"

    Dog goes woof, cat goes meow.
    Bird goes tweet, and mouse goes squeak.
    Cow goes moo. Frog goes croak, and the elephant goes toot.
    Ducks say quack and fish go blub, and the seal goes OW OW OW.
    But there's one sound that no one knows...
    WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?

    Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
    Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
    Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
    WHAT THE FOX SAY?
    Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
    Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
    Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
    WHAT THE FOX SAY?
    Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
    Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
    Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
    WHAT THE FOX SAY?
    Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
    Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
    Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
    WHAT THE FOX SAY?

    Big blue eyes, pointy nose, chasing mice, and digging holes.
    Tiny paws, up the hill, suddenly you're standing still.
    Your fur is red, so beautiful, like an angel in disguise.
    But if you meet a friendly horse, will you communicate by mo-o-o-o-orse, mo-o-o-o-orse, mo-o-o-o-orse?
    How will you speak to that h-o-o-orse, h-o-o-orse, h-o-o-orse?
    WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?!

    Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
    Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
    Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
    WHAT THE FOX SAY?
    Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
    Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
    Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
    WHAT THE FOX SAY?
    A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
    A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
    A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
    WHAT THE FOX SAY?
    A-oo-oo-oo-ooo!
    Woo-oo-oo-ooo!
    WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?!

    The secret of the fox, ancient mystery.
    Somewhere deep in the woods, I know you're hiding.
    What is your sound? Will we ever know?
    Will always be a mystery what do you say?

    You're my guardian angel hiding in the woods.
    What is your sound? (A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum a-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum)
    Will we ever know? (A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum)
    I want to, I want to, I want to know! (A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum)
    (Bay-buh-day bum-bum bay-dum)"


  10. Especially Incognito:

    The Seven Dwarfs pretain to Seven Virtues
    or Seven Sins. Seven is used a lot.
    The Seven Bills go hand in hand with
    the Seven Dwarfs, Seven Virtues or the Seven Sins, etc.

    Seems the way things are going in presence,
    each seal of the Seven are being broken and
    catastrophic events are happening.


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