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Gov. Nikki Haley's veto on library trespass bill could stand

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By SEANNA ADCOX
Associated Press

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 (KOP-ingst) 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.

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