The governor has instead moved on less controversial bills, including measures providing for collective bargaining costs, special purpose revenue bonds, capital improvement projects and claims against the state.
One of the few contentious bills he has already signed into law established licensing of midwives while exempting for now birth attendants and Native Hawaiian healers. He signed that bill six weeks ago.
Ige administration officials typically do not comment on pending legislation. The governor has until June 24 to indicate which measures he is considering vetoing. And he has until July 9 to make final decisions on signing, vetoing or letting legislation become law without his signature.
The Legislature then has a short period of time to decide whether it will reconvene in an attempt to override any vetoes, although that is rare.
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