Opponents of a water rights bill are celebrating tonight after the State Senate decided not to resurrect it Tuesday.

"We need to understand this common belief, no more water no more life. Eo, eo, eo, eo mahalo. As it stands right now, we have collectively kicked A&B out of the Capitol."

As KITV4 first reported Monday, the Governor's office says something has to happen by the end of the current legislative session to solve the state's issue of water diversion rights.

Revocable permits for farmers and ranchers expire in June and will not be renewed.

The Senate has until the last week of April to decide whether or not to pass the original House version of the water rights bill giving Alexander and Baldwin and nine other entities seven-year extensions.