It looks like the legislature will be reconvening on Tuesday, July 6, to consider the governor’s vetoes. The convene times and Orders of the Day haven’t been posted yet, but once they are you should see a Special Session link on the legislature’s homepage (capitol.hawaii.gov) that will bring you to all the documents. You’ll be able to watch the proceedings on the House and Senate YouTube channels.
What will happen? We’ll have to wait and see, but activity will be confined to dealing with the bills returned by the governor. They could vote to override a veto, requiring a 2/3 vote in favor of the override in each chamber. They could also amend a bill to answer the governor’s objections — there would then be a required 48-hour delay before the legislators would be asked to vote on the amended bill. For it to become law, a majority of the members in each chamber need to vote in favor of the amended bill, and the governor would then have 10 days to sign it.
Questions? Let us know, and we’ll be happy to try and help!