Haley's veto on library trespass bill could stand

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Gov. Nikki Haley's veto of a bill intended to help South Carolina's public libraries keep disrupters out may stand because of a timing issue.

The bill allows a misdemeanor trespassing charge against people who return to a library before their written warning to stay away expires.

York County Library Director Colleen Kaphengst says libraries need the legal support to restrict an increasing number of misbehaving patrons.

Haley's veto said the measure gives library staff too much authority to keep people out of a publicly funded facility.

The Senate voted 39-3 to override the veto. But the vote occurred on the last day of the legislative session, after the House already had gone home. An override requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)


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