No Special Session Planned at Hawaii Legislature for Veto Override

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Senate President Shan Tsustui and House Speaker Calvin Say

House Speaker Calvin Say and Senate President Shan Tsutsui said today in a memo to fellow legislators there will be no special session this July 10 to override any of Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s potential vetoes.

Their July 6 letter said: “We do not plan to convene Senate or House in special session on Tuesday, July 10, to override the veto of any bill by the Governor. This decision has been reached after review of the Governor’s list of potential vetoes, discussion separately among Senate and House majority leaderships, and input from other Senate and House members.”


After reviewing 340 measures, the governor’s office sent notice to the legislature that he may veto 19 bills. (See all 19 bills here).

The governor has until Tuesday to announce his vetoes.