Kauai Council to vote on vetoed GMO disclosure bill

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - The Kauai County Council will decide whether to override a veto of a farm public disclosure bill with six members rather than waiting for a seventh to be appointed.

The council Thursday voted unanimously to consider the veto override Nov. 14.

There's a vacancy because Nadine Nakamura resigned to take the job of county managing director Nov. 1.

The Garden Island (http://bit.ly/18dtJHf) reports Bill 2491 would require agricultural companies to disclose pesticide use and the presence of genetically modified crops.

The measure would establish pesticide buffer zones around schools, hospitals and other sensitive areas and require a study on the industry's effects on health.

Council members approved the bill 6-1 on Oct. 16.

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. vetoed the measure Oct. 31.

Five votes are needed to override the veto.

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