Haley's veto on library trespass bill could stand
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.