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Hallenbeck vetoes amended mass gathering law

Jul 13, 2014 12:02 am
John Mason is reporting in the Register Star Hudson Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr. Thur., July 11, vetoed the city's amended mass gathering law passed unanimously by the Common Council last month. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Hallenbeck stated the amendment was unnecessary and called the new law onerous to organizations. He said the new 120-day application deadline and the increased alcohol rider to an organizer's liability coverage imposed by the amended law were excessive. Hallenbeck also said the law now duplicates aspects of the process the mayor already has the authority to consider and control. City law requires a two-thirds vote by the members of Common Council to override a mayoral veto. Read the full story in the Register Star.