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Hawaiʻi Senate Concludes Veto Override Session With Six Legislative Reversals

Posted July 9, 2021, 6:30 AM HST ·Updated July 8, 4:44 PM

The official 2021 veto override list is in.

The Hawaiʻi State Senate on Thursday adjourned its veto override session, which began on July 6. In addition to the actions taken on Tuesday, the Senate approved three floor amendments to meet the Governor’s objections in his veto messages for HB54HB1299 and SB589. The chamber also moved to override the veto for HB53.  

Since convening on Tuesday, the Hawaiʻi State Legislature has taken the following actions: 

            6 Veto Overrides: 

            3 Floor Amendments: 

“Of the (26) bills that were vetoed by the Governor, the House and Senate overrode six vetoed bills,” said Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (District 8 – Kauaʻi and Niʻihau). “HB1299 and SB589 have been transmitted to the Governor pending his approval.” 

The Governor has until Thursday, July 22 to act on HB1299 and SB589.