HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a bill related to public safety that would establish a new Department of Law Enforcement.

The signing ceremony happened on Friday, July 8.

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Following a series of bill signing ceremonies, the governor signed HB2171 into law.

So far, Gov. Ige has already signed several bills into law for 2022. On Thursday, July 7, he signed bills focused on education in Hawaii, medical education and training, as well as loan repayment for health care professionals.

Gov. Ige has also signed bills related to minimum wage and tax refunds, bills that will contribute to the state’s renewable energy and environmental goals, affordable housing and the state’s budget.

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He also announced his Intent to Veto list for 2022 and outlined his line-item vetoes related to the state budget.