Hawaii State Legislature
2008 List of Veto Overrides
Bills that were vetoed by the Governor but overridden by the Legislature to become law.
   
Measure Text pdfMeasure StatusCurrent StatusIntroducer(s)Current ReferralCompanion
HB7 HD1 SD1
Prescription Drugs; I-SaveRx; Governor; Reimportation
RELATING TO THE I-SAVERX PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM.
Directs the Governor to establish the State of Hawaii's participation in the I-SaveRx prescription drug program to provide residents with increased access to affordable drugs. (SD1)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 59, 5/1/2008, veto override. TAKUMI, GREEN, THIELEN HTH, CPH  SB817
HB2250 HD1
Hawaii Interisland Airlines Regulation
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
Establishes a statutory scheme for the regulation of Hawaii inter-island air carriers; provided that federal legislation is enacted to permit implementation. (HB2250 HD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 1 on 07-08-08. HERKES TIA/CPH
HB2761 HD1 SD1 CD1
Post-partum and Interconception Care; QUEST
RELATING TO WOMEN'S HEALTH.
Requires the Department of Human services to apply to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to extend post-partum and interconception care from eight weeks to at least six months for women who participate in the Hawaii QUEST program. (HB2761 CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 2 on 07-08-08. MORITA, CARROLL, CHING, EVANS, HANOHANO, LEE, LUKE, MIZUNO, PINE, SHIMABUKURO, THIELEN, YAMANE, Awana, Belatti, Brower, Har, Marumoto, Rhoads HSP, WAM  SB2207
HB2843 HD2 SD2 CD1
Invasive Species; Fees; Freight
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
Expands the items subject to the inspection, quarantine, and eradication service fee (inspection fee) to include any freight brought into the State. Requires the inspection fee to be assessed based on net weight of imported freight. Designates the person paying the freight charges to a transportation company as the party responsible for paying the fee. Clarifies that the transportation company is not liable for the fee in the event the party responsible for the fee fails to pay it. (HB2843 CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 20080, Act 3 on 07-08-08. TSUJI, AWANA, BROWER, CHONG, GREEN, KARAMATSU, TAKAI, Rhoads AGR/TRN, EEP, FIN
SB156 SD2 HD2 CD1
Elections; Absentee Voting
RELATING TO VOTING.
Authorizes permanent absentee voting. Makes appropriation. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 4 on 07-08-08. HEE, KOKUBUN, INOUYE, Nishihara JUD, FIN
SB868 SD2
Boards and Commissions; Communication with the Legislature
RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
Maintains a policy of open communications with boards and commissions when a department director is considering invoking their rights under section 26-35(a)(1), HRS, to represent a board or commission before the legislature. (SD2)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 60, 5/1/2008, veto override. KIM, SAKAMOTO, TSUTSUI, HOOSER, Hee, Taniguchi LMG, FIN
SB2262 SD1 HD2 CD2
VEBA Trusts; Sunset Extension; State Auditor Study
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Extends the sunset date to July 1, 2010 for the voluntary employees' beneficiary association trust pilot program established pursuant to Act 245, Session Laws of Hawaii 2005, as amended. Requires the state auditor to conduct an analysis of the cost and financial impact of Act 245, Session Laws of Hawaii 2005, and to report to the legislature by December 6, 2010. (CD2
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 5 on 07-08-08. BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, FUKUNAGA, IGE, SAKAMOTO LAB, FIN
SB2263 SD2 HD1
UH; Board of Regents; Compensation; Expenditures; Disclosure
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Requires the University of Hawaii board of regents to publicly disclose in open meetings: (1) compensation offered to newly hired employees; (2) changes in compensation offered to existing employees for administrative positions in the UH system filled by excluded employees; and (3) all budgetary expenditures made by the board of regents. (SB2263 HD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 6 on 07-08-08. BAKER, SAKAMOTO, Chun Oakland, English, Fukunaga, Ige HED, JUD
SB2345 SD1 HD1 CD1
Children; Children of Incarcerated Parents; Guiding Principles
RELATING TO CHILDREN.
Establishes guiding principles to be used by state agencies when dealing with children of incarcerated parents. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 7 on 07-08-08. ESPERO, CHUN OAKLAND, Gabbard, Nishihara, Sakamoto PSM, HSH, JUD
SB2542 SD2 HD2 CD1
Public Health; Federally Qualified Health Centers
RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH.
Ensures continued community-based primary care for the uninsured, underinsured, or medicaid recipients by helping the community health center system to remain financially viable and stable in the face of the increasing needs of these populations. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 8 on 07-08-08. IGE, CHUN OAKLAND HLT/HSH, FIN
SB2668 SD2 HD1 CD1
UH; Board of Regents; Regents Candidate Advisory Council
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
Requires at least twelve board of regents members to reside in the geographic areas that they represent. Requires the governor to notify the council of vacancies on the board of regents in a timely manner. Requires the Council to submit names of candidates for a seat on the board of regents within sixty days following a vacancy. Clarifies the requirement for the council's submission of names of board of regents candidates to the governor. Makes confidential all information required by the council regarding board of regents candidates. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 9 on 07-08-08. SAKAMOTO HED, FIN
SB2779 HD2
Labor; Wages and Hours; Emergencies; Suspension
RELATING TO LABOR.
Clarifies the circumstances under which the governor may suspend statutes relating to wages and hours on public works projects. (SB2779 HD2)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 61, 5/1/2008, veto override. TANIGUCHI LAB/PSM, FIN
SB2803 SD1 HD1 CD1
Identity Theft; Personal Information; Government Agencies
RELATING TO PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Implements recommendations of the 12/2007 report of the Hawaii identity theft task force to protect the security of personal information collected and maintained by state and county government. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 10 on 07-08-08. FUKUNAGA, BAKER, ESPERO, IGE, MENOR, English, Kokubun, Slom, Taniguchi CPC/JUD, FIN
SB2830 SD2 HD2 CD1
Joint Legislative Committee on Family Caregiving; Appropriations
RELATING TO CAREGIVING.
Extends the existence of the joint legislative committee on family caregiving; changes the committee's name to the joint legislative committee on aging in place (JLCAP); expands the committee's authorization to include aging in place issues related to family caregiving; requires the Aging and Disability Resource Center to report to JLCAP; requires the Executive Office of Aging to develop a cash and counseling project; allows kupuna care to include overnight, weekend, and emergency respite, as well as provide grants to caregivers and for home modification; appropriates funds to the kupuna care program; establishes a task force to focus on the needs and issues of grandparents raising grandchildren; requests the executive office on aging to continue its respite inventory project in collaboration with the University of Hawaii; increases payments for level of care for ARCH types I and II, licensed developmental disabilities domiciliary homes, community care foster family homes, and certified adult foster homes. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 11 on 07-08-08. IHARA, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, INOUYE, KIM, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Hee, Taniguchi HLT/HSH, LMG, FIN  HB2196
SB2840 SD2 HD1 CD1
Economic Self-sufficiency Standard
RELATING TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY.
Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to establish and update biennially a self-sufficiency standard. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 12 on 07-08-08. CHUN OAKLAND, BAKER, ENGLISH, ESPERO, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, INOUYE, KIM, KOKUBUN, MENOR, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Fukunaga, Hee EDB, HSH, FIN
SB2843 SD2 HD3 CD1
Electronic Device Recycling
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC DEVICE RECYCLING.
Requires manufacturers of electronic devices to collect and recycle electronic devices. Establishes the electronic device recycling fund. Establishes a working group that includes TV manufacturers to develop a plan to recycle TVs. (CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 13 on 07-08-08. MENOR, BAKER, CHUN OAKLAND, ENGLISH, ESPERO, FUKUNAGA, GABBARD, HANABUSA, HOOSER, IGE, IHARA, INOUYE, KIM, KOKUBUN, NISHIHARA, SAKAMOTO, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Bunda, Hee EEP, EDB, FIN  HB2509
SB2878 SD2 HD2 CD1
Early Learning System; Early Learning Council; Pre-Plus Program; Facilities
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
Establishes an early learning system in the state. Creates the Early Learning Council to develop and administer the early learning system, to be known as Keiki First Steps. Establishes the Keiki First Steps Grant Program. Statutorily establishes the Pre-Plus Program. Promotes the development of early learning facilities. (SB2878 CD1)
(S ) 7/11/2008 - Veto override, Special Session 2008, Act 14 on 07-08-08. SAKAMOTO, CHUN OAKLAND, HOOSER, NISHIHARA, TOKUDA, TSUTSUI, Baker, Espero, Gabbard, Ige, Kim, Taniguchi, Trimble EDN, HSH, FIN
SB2898 SD1
Interstate Agreement; Presidential Election; National Popular Vote
RELATING TO THE AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.
Adds a new chapter to Hawaii Revised Statutes to enter Hawaii into an interstate compact to determine the winner of a presidential election by "national popular vote". (SD1)
(S ) 5/2/2008 - Act 62, 5/1/2008, veto override. HEE JUD