3 measures will become law without the governor's signature

Updated: Jul. 10, 2018 at 8:07 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Three measures are set to become law without Gov. David Ige's signature, despite being on his Intent to Veto list.

House Bill 2589 would change the rules of the road and allow motorcyclists to drive in the shoulder lane in designated areas.

Under the measure, the Department of Transportation would have the ability to designate areas of state roads that would allow motorcyclists in shoulder lanes.

Gov. Ige intended to veto this bill expressing concerns over road safety.

The new law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

Also becoming law is HB2701 relating to the Law Enforcement Standards Board.

This measure sought to establish a board for the certification of county police officers, state public safety officers, and employees of the Departments of Transportation, Land and Natural Resources, Taxation, and Attorney General with police powers.

It also establishes a special fund for the board.

It was listed on the Intent to Veto list because, "The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has already created professional standards that public safety agencies strive to achieve. Furthermore, the measure appears to hold the board responsible for establishing and maintaining a training program through other agencies and institutions," Ige's rationale said.

"HPD alone currently has 55 training staff, meaning that the $100,000 appropriated for the Law Enforcement Standards Board will be insufficient to support statewide training standards programs," the explanation added.

The lack of a veto by the July 10 deadline meant this bill went into effect on July 1, 2018.

Lastly, preschools will no longer be under the Superintendent's scope of authority under HB2507.

The measure also clarified the Executive Office on Early Learning Director may authorize preschool personnel access to a student's immunization registry information.

It also requires the DOE to administer special education and Title I funded programs at the pre-kindergarten level.

Support for the bill was widespread by lawmakers as it soared through the legislative process.

The governor said this measure had the potential to impact pre-kindergarten programs on some DOE campuses.

"The administration is doing its due diligence and proceeding with caution to ensure that no services are jeopardized and all preschools can continue to operate with no interruption," the state said.

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