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      SC House overrides 1 veto, sustains other

      By SEANNA ADCOXAssociated Press

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A bill intended to help South Carolina's public libraries keep out disrupters is becoming law despite Gov. Nikki Haley's opposition.

      The House voted 75-36 on Wednesday to override Haley's veto. The law allows a misdemeanor trespassing charge against people who return to a library before their written warning to stay away expires.

      Haley's veto of a bill allowing a tax hike for firefighting in Murrells Inlet and Garden City stands. The bill's supporters failed to get the necessary two-thirds vote to override. Their two attempts failed 59-53 and 58-49.

      The House returned for a special, one-day session Wednesday to take up the two vetoes left over from June.

      The Senate's votes to override both occurred in the last days of an extended session, after the House had already gone home.

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