Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki Responds to Governor’s Intent to Veto List

Rep. Scott K. Saiki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, issued the following statement in response to Gov. David Ige’s list of bills he intends to veto.

Rep. Scott Saiki

“After reviewing the list, the House and Senate leadership will determine whether to convene an override session to address any bills that are actually vetoed. If an override session is not warranted, members may reintroduce their bills in the 2018 session and work to address the Governor’s objections at that time,” said Speaker Saiki.

According to the Hawaii State Constitution, the Legislature may convene on or before Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Special Session to override a veto. Specific bills may be amended and need a two-thirds vote in both chambers to pass.

On July 11, any measure that has not been signed or vetoed by Gov. Ige will become law with or without his signature.

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