20 Mar 2008

American Samoa Senate rejects bill seeking to ban political campaign signs

11:10 am on 20 March 2008

A bill which sought to ban political campaign signs has been rejected by the American Samoa Senate.

8 senators voted in support of the bill, with seven opposed, but a total of ten votes is needed to approve the legislation.

Senator Alo Stevenson, a co sponsor of the bill, says he was disappointed that his colleagues voted down the bill.

He says it is aimed at preventing squabbles among families during election year campaigning.

But Senator Tuaolo Fruean who voted against the bill says the Senate should educate the public not to fight over campaign signs.