Kauai lawmakers postpone vote on controversial GMO bill

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kauai County Council heard from more than 100 people today on the controversial bill that would strictly regulate farmers who grow genetically modified crops.

Council members are considering overriding the Mayor's veto of the bill.

Bill 2491 passed last month by a 6-1 vote in the council, but was vetoed weeks later by Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

The bill would force farmers to disclose pesticide use and have zoned areas where they can operate.

County council members heard public testimony from 9 o'clock Thursday morning.  After everyone testified and all the members spoke, lawmakers decided to recess until Saturday at 11 am.

They are expected to vote then on whether to override the veto.

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