Kauai's GMO and Pesticide Bill Set to Become Law After Veto Override

"LIHUE, KAUAI — Pesticide disclosure Bill 2491 is set to become law after the Kauai County Council voted Saturday to override Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s veto of the bill."

"After members voted 5 to 2 for the override, the audience in the small hearing room, packed primarily with bill supporters, waved their fingers in the air, hugged one another and cried.

As supporters of Bill 2491 walked out of the Historic County Building, they and many of those waiting outside erupted in cheers. Some began to beat drums. Others hollered, 'We Passed the Bill!'"

Sophie Cocke reports for Honolulu Civil Beat November 17, 2013.


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Source: Honolulu Civil Beat, 11/18/2013