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Ige Vetoes 28 of 30 Bills on 'Intent to Veto' List
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GOVERNOR VETOES 28 OF 30 BILLS ON INTENT TO VETO LIST

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News Release from Office of the Governor, Jul 12, 2022

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that he has signed 311 of the 343 bills passed by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature in this year’s session.

The governor is vetoing 26 bills and line-item vetoing two bills out of the 30 bills listed on his Intent to Veto list released on June 27.

“Many of the bills that I am vetoing have legal, procedural and compliance issues,” said Gov. Ige.

During today’s news conference, the governor highlighted the following two vetoed bills:

HB1705 Relating to Agricultural Park Leases

Veto Rationale: This program is meant to be a start-up program for new farmers to become commercially established. There are procedures in place for existing lessees to request an extension of their lease. The Department of Agriculture will continue to work with existing lessees who want a lease extension of up to the maximum 55 years.

“Current lessees can reapply for new leases and are likely to submit more competitive bids than potential lessees since they have already established their operations. The purpose of this veto is to ensure that we give as many farmers as possible the opportunity to apply for and benefit from this state program,” said Gov. Ige.

HB2424 Relating to Child Welfare Services

Veto Rationale: The monitoring provisions in this bill would violate the Constitutional rights of families who have adopted or taken guardianship of former foster children and receive permanency assistance for that child. The provisions would include unlimited investigations of these families if at any time there had been a complaint filed with DHS about that family, without regard to the merits of the complaint, and regardless of whether the complaint was ever substantiated. These investigations would be allowed while the child is underage, even when the Family Court found the legal relationship to be in the best interests of the child and approved the adoption or other permanent legal relationship between the child and the family. This bill would expand the state’s duties to monitor and interfere with permanent family relationships in a way that would violate the Constitutional rights of those families, without any evidence of harm or threatened harm to the child that is in the family.

“I want to repeat that I strongly support the intent of this bill, which is to give more resources and authority to the Child Welfare Services division to ensure that our keiki are safe,” said Gov. Ige. “The trauma that our community experienced over the loss of a former foster child is real and cannot be dismissed. But the solution cannot and should not violate the constitutional privacy rights and basic dignity of every family that has taken in and provided a former foster child with love and stability.”

For the Intent to Veto list released on June 27, click here.

Governor Ige Signs Two Bills on Intent to Veto List:

Gov. Ige decided not to veto SB3179 Relating to the Department of Land and Natural Resources which requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife to adopt rules and issue funds to licensed hunters. DLNR will incorporate the deer control measures included in the bill, into the planning efforts of the Maui Nui deer control working group. The department continues to evaluate all strategies for the management and reduction of invasive deer species and will implement all feasible and cost-effective methods.

Also SB3272 Relating to Transportation which requires the Department of Transportation to adopt rules to require tour aircraft operations to report details of each flight on a monthly basis, will not be vetoed. It also establishes the Air, Noise, and Safety Task Force.

“I know that noise from low-flying aircraft is a big concern for the community, and I believe the taskforce can help communicate concerns and develop solutions to address the issue,” said Gov. Ige.

Bills Becoming Law Without the Governor’s Signature:

In addition, there are six bills that are becoming law without the governor’s signature. These bills contain either a technical issue or an area that needs to be reworked and discussed more thoroughly with the affected state departments.

The bills are:

  • SB2990 Relating to Sustainable Agriculture
  • SB2218 Relating to a Food Hub Pilot Program
  • HB2020 Relating to Housing
  • HB1872 Relating to Sustainability
  • HB2288 Relating to Land
  • HB1932 Relating to Child Welfare Services

“I want to thank the Legislature for its hard work this session. Lawmakers passed bills that will help improve the quality of life for Hawaiʻi residents. Together, we will continue to protect public health, revive the state’s economy, and strengthen our communities. This session is another example that we can do great things when we work together,” said Gov. Ige.

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Background: Ige 'Intent to Veto' List -- 30 Bills 

COVERAGE:

CB: Ige Rejects Bills to Beef Up Child Welfare Services And Revamp Bail

IM: Hawai`i Legislative Bills SB 2510 & SB 2511 Are Dead

SA: Gov. David Ige vetoes 28 bills from original list of 30  

L360: Hawaii Gov. Vetoes Tax Exemption For Taro

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