Wednesday, May 9, 2007

"Significant individual" singled out

In addition to local government, Governor Pawlenty identified "significant individual" as unacceptable in his letter vetoing Senate File 1997.

"The bill has not removed all of the domestic partner provisions as I have previously requested. Moreover, a provision remains in the bill that would permit the unlimited expansion of employee benefits to domestic partners and others by local units of government. Again, I am opposed to any legislation concerning domestic partners benefits, including the bill's study and the definition of 'significant individual.'"