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Governor Ige vetos eight bills today


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.

HB540Relating to the UH Accounting and Financial Management System:

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

HB553Relating 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.

SB218Relating to the Order of Succession:

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

SB265Relating to Sex Trafficking:

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

SB349Relating to Taxation:

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

SB569Relating to Theft:

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

SB1324Relating 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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