Veto of House Bill 2167 overriden

August 27, 2008

 By a vote of 93-7 in the House and 39-0 in the Senate, Governor Easley’s veto of House Bill 2167 was overridden today. The text of the new law appears here in HTML and .pdf.

 In accordance with G.S. 120-29.1, the bill was certified as a law by Senate Principal Clerk Janet Pruitt Clerk:

“When any such bill becomes law after reconsideration of the two houses, the principal clerk of the second house to act shall, below the objections of the Governor, sign the following certificate: “Became law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, ________.m. this ________ day of ________, ________”. The principal clerk of the second house to act shall fill in the time. The enrolling clerk shall deposit the measure with the Secretary of State. “

The Session adjourned sine die with House Joint Resolution 2808.

This is the first gubernatorial veto ever overridden in North Carolina.  Veto power was first granted by a constitutional amendment in 1996, vetoes by the Governor in colonial times could not be overridden.

Complete posts on gubernatorial vetoes in 2008 are here, while posts on bills becoming law in 2008 are here.


Reconvened session today on veto of House Bill 2167

August 27, 2008

The 2007 Regular Session of the North Carolina General Session reconvenes today at 11 a.m. Eastern Time* to consider overriding Governor Easley’s veto of House Bill 2167 (Wide Boats/Exemption).

Details on the constitutional provisions on the reconvened session are here.

To override the Governor’s veto requires the vote of three-fifths of the members present and voting. Article II, Section 22(1) of the North Carolina Constitution states in part:

If the Governor approves, the Governor shall sign it and it shall become a law; but if not, the Governor shall return it with objections, together with a veto message stating the reasons for such objections, to that house in which it shall have originated, which shall enter the objections and veto message at large on its journal, and proceed to reconsider it.  If after such reconsideration three-fifths of the members of that house present and voting shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections and veto message, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered; and if approved by three-fifths of the members of that house present and voting, it shall become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor.  In all such cases the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the members voting shall be entered on the journal of each house respectively.

Since the veto was given to the Governor by constitutional amendment by the voters in 1996, no veto has been overridden. Post-colonial history of action on gubernatorial vetoes is linked here.   No other business may be transacted other than an adjournment resolution.

*I’m posting from the Mountain Time Zone


day 30 of 30: Final Four bills signed

August 18, 2008

Governor Easley signed the final four bills on his desk into law late Sunday evening, August 16, 2008, day 30 of 30 days for gubernatorial action. 

The new laws are listed below:

2008-225

S1697

Toll Enforcement Authority Changes.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

2008-226

H2623

Emergency Foreclosure Reduction Program.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

2008-227

H2188

Earlier Notification of Mortgage Servicer Fee.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

2008-228

H2463

Regulate Mortgage Servicers.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor had 30 days after adjournment to act on all pending bills, with July 19 being day one.   The 30-day period concluded at midnight, Sunday, August 17, 2008.  2008 laws enacted are listed here in order of becoming law, and here in order of bill number.  These links are normally updated within a few business hours of action being taken.


Details of veto of House Bill 2167 (Towing of Recreation Boats)

August 18, 2008

Links to details of Governor Easley’s August 17, 2007 veto of House Bill 2167 (Towing of Recreation Boats/Exemption) are below:


House Bill 2167 vetoed by Governor Easley

August 17, 2008

I saw a veto message on House Bill 2167 from Governor Easley when nine signed bills were dropped off at my office this evening.  The veto message, dated August 17, 2008, was on its way to be delivered to the office of the House Principal Clerk:

H2167

Towing of Recreational Boats/Exemption

07/17/2008

According to Under the Dome, the veto message read:

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four bills remaining 8:00 pm day 30 of 30

August 17, 2008

As of 8:00 pm, August 17, 2008, there were 4 bills pending on Governor Easley’s desk. with a deadline for action of midnight, Sunday, August 17, 2008. These bills are:

H2188

Earlier Notification of Mortgage Servicer Fee

07/10/2008

H2463

Regulate Mortgage Servicers

07/09/2008

H2623

Emergency Foreclosure Reduction Program

07/17/2008

S1697

Toll Enforcement Authority Changes

07/18/2008


day 30 of 30: four bills signed

August 17, 2008

Governor Easley signed four bills into law on Sunday evening, August 16, 2008, day 30 of 30 days for gubernatorial action.  This leaves four bills pending on the Governor’s desk.

The new laws are listed below:

2008-221

S1695

Vehicle Size and Weight Changes.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

2008-222

S1339

Gasoline and Fuel Alcohol Blending.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

2008-223

S942

Prohibit Restricting Newspaper Distribution

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

2008-224

S1314

Amend Massage & Bodywork Therapy Act.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor has 30 days after adjournment to act on all pending bills, with July 19 being day one.   The 30-day period concludes at midnight, Sunday, August 17, 2008.  Any bills not acted on by the deadline become law on Monday, August 18, 2008. Bills sent to the Governor prior to adjournment where the 10-day limit had not run out at adjournment have a new 30-day clock.

2008 laws enacted are listed here in order of becoming law, and here in order of bill number.  These links are normally updated within a few business hours of action being taken.


day 29 of 30: five bills signed

August 17, 2008

Governor Easley signed five bills into law on Saturday, August 16, 2008, day 29 of 30 days for gubernatorial action.  This leaves nine bills pending on the Governor’s desk.

The new laws are listed below:

2008-216

H2340

Transporting Children in Open Bed of Vehicle.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

2008-217

H2487

Change Format of Drivers Licenses/Under 21.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

2008-218

S132

Protect Children From Sexual Predators Act.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

2008-219

S1924

Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

2008-220

S1736

Sex Offender/Register E-Mail Address.

HTML | RTF | PDF ]

Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor has 30 days after adjournment to act on all pending bills, with July 19 being day one.   The 30-day period concludes at midnight, Sunday, August 17, 2008.  Any bills not acted on by the deadline become law on Monday, August 18, 2008. Bills sent to the Governor prior to adjournment where the 10-day limit had not run out at adjournment have a new 30-day clock.

2008 laws enacted are listed here in order of becoming law, and here in order of bill number.  These links are normally updated within a few business hours of action being taken.


14 bills remaining on day 28 of 30

August 15, 2008

As of 3:00 pm, August 15, 2008, there were 14 bills pending on the Governor’s desk. with a deadline for action of midnight, Sunday, August 17, 2008. These bills are:

Bill #

Short Title

Pres. to Gov.

H2167

Towing of Recreational Boats/Exemption

07/17/2008

H2188

Earlier Notification of Mortgage Servicer Fee

07/10/2008

H2340

Transporting Children in Open Bed of Vehicle

07/18/2008

H2463

Regulate Mortgage Servicers

07/09/2008

H2487

Change Format of Drivers Licenses/Under 21

07/09/2008

H2623

Emergency Foreclosure Reduction Program

07/17/2008

S132

Protect Children From Sexual Predators Act

07/18/2008

S942

Prohibit Restricting Newspaper Distribution

07/16/2008

S1314 (=H1426)

Amend Massage & Bodywork Therapy Act

07/15/2008

S1339

Gasoline and Fuel Alcohol Blending

07/14/2008

S1695

Vehicle Size and Weight Changes

07/17/2008

S1697

Toll Enforcement Authority Changes

07/18/2008

S1736

Sex Offender/Register E-Mail Address

07/15/2008

S1924

Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors

07/14/2008


day 28 of 30: three bills signed

August 15, 2008

Governor Easley signed three bills into law on Friday, August 15, 2008, day 28 of 30 days for gubernatorial action.  This leaves 14 bills pending on the Governor’s desk.

The new laws are:

2008-213 H2542 Clarify Ethics and Lobbying Laws. HTML | RTF | PDF ]
2008-214 H274 Street Gang Prevention Act. HTML | RTF | PDF ]
2008-215 S1875 Clarify Auditor Hotline Authority/Sec. HTML | RTF | PDF ]

Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor has 30 days after adjournment to act on all pending bills, with July 19 being day one.   The 30-day period concludes at midnight, Sunday, August 17, 2008.  Any bills not acted on by the deadline become law on Monday, August 18, 2008. Bills sent to the Governor prior to adjournment where the 10-day limit had not run out at adjournment have a new 30-day clock.

2008 laws enacted are listed here in order of becoming law, and here in order of bill number.  These links are normally updated within a few business hours of action being taken.


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