Final 2010 NC bill becomes law without signature

August 11, 2010
The final bill of the 2009 Regular Session of the North Carolina General Assembly became law on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 when Governor Perdue declined to act on it within the 30 days allowed by the North Carolina Constitution. Here is the new law:
H1292 Univ. Energy Savings/LEA Operational Leases     Ch. SL 2010-196
 
Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor had 30 days after adjournment to act on all pending bills, with July 11 being day one.   The 30-day period concluded at midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010.  
House Bill 1292 was the 16th bill to become law without the Governor’s approval since gubernatorial veto was approved by the voters in 1996, and the first since 2006.
           

2010 laws enacted are listed here in order of becoming law, and here in order of bill number


Day 26 of 30: one 2010 NC bill left on the Governor’s desk

August 6, 2010
Governor Perdue signed an additional bill on Thursday, August 5, 2010 (day 26 of 30 to act). Here is the new law:
 
S886  Cleanfields Act of 2010.     Ch. SL 2010-195
       

Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor has 30 days after adjournment to act on all pending bills, with July 11 being day one.   The 30-day period concludes at midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010.  The Governor has now acted on 108 of the 109 bills that were pending on her desk at adjournment of the 2009 Regular Session on July 10, 2010.

The bill  remaining on the Governor’s desk is:

H1292   Univ. Energy Savings/LEA Operational Leases     Pres. To Gov. 7/9/2010

There are three options for the Governor on HB1292:

1) Sign the bill by midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010.

2) Take no action on the bill by midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010. In this case, the bill becomes law at 12:01 am on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

3) Veto the bill. In such case, the Governor must reconvene the session no later than the 40th day after adjournment (Thursday, August 19, 2010) to consider overriding the veto, unless a majority of the members of each house sign a petition stating that there is no need to reconvene to act on the veto.  Article II, Section 22(7) of the North Carolina Constitution states in pertinent part that if the Governor vetoes a bill after adjournment: “When the General Assembly has adjourned sine die … Governor shall reconvene that session … for reconsideration of the bill, and if the Governor does not reconvene the session, the bill shall become law on the fortieth day after such adjournment. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, if the Governor prior to reconvening the session receives written requests dated no earlier than 30 days after such adjournment, signed by a majority of the members of each house that a reconvened session to reconsider vetoed legislation is unnecessary, the Governor shall not reconvene the session for that purpose and any legislation vetoed in accordance with this section after adjournment shall not become law.” Article III, Section 5(11) of the North Carolina Constitution states in pertinent part: (11)      Reconvened sessions … At such reconvened session, the General Assembly may only consider such bills as were returned by the Governor to that reconvened session for reconsideration.  Such reconvened session shall begin on a date set by the Governor, but no later than 40 days after the General Assembly adjourned… sine die”

2010 laws enacted are listed here in order of becoming law, and here in order of bill number.  These links are normally updated within a business day of action being taken.


day 26: one bill signed, two left

August 5, 2010

Governor Perdue signed one bill Thursday, August 5, 2010 (Day 26 of 30 to act),  Here is the new law:

S1213   Amend State Purchases & Contracts Laws.     Ch. SL 2010-194

Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor has 30 days after adjournmentof the North Carolina General Assembly to act on all pending bills, with July 11 being day one.   The 30-day period concludes at midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010.  Any bills not acted on by the deadline become law on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. 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.

2010 laws enacted are listed here in order of becoming law, and here in order of bill number.  These links are normally updated within a business day of action being taken.

As of Thursday, August 5, day 26 of 30 for the Governor to act on bills, she had signed 107 of the 109 (98%) that were on her desk at the end of the session.

 Bills remaining on the Governor’s desk:

H1292   Univ. Energy Savings/LEA Operational Leases     Pres. To Gov. 7/9/2010
S886   Cleanfields Act of 2010.     Pres. To Gov. 7/9/2010
           

day 25: four bills signed, three bills left

August 4, 2010

Governor Perdue signed four bills Wednesday, August 4, 2010 (Day 25 of 30 to act),  Here are the new laws:

S1400 No Foreclosure/Soldiers on Active Duty/Funds.     Ch. SL 2010-190
H76 Honor Wishes of Members of Military/Remains.     Ch. SL 2010-191
H614 Absentee Voting Changes.     Ch. SL 2010-192
H1412 Courts-Martial Amendments.     Ch. SL 2010-193

Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor has 30 days after adjournmentof the North Carolina General Assembly to act on all pending bills, with July 11 being day one.   The 30-day period concludes at midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010.  Any bills not acted on by the deadline become law on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. 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.

2010 laws enacted are listed here in order of becoming law, and here in order of bill number.  These links are normally updated within a business day of action being taken.

As of Wednesday, August 4, day 25 of 30 for the Governor to act on bills, she had signed 106 of the 109 (97%) that were on her desk at the end of the session.

 Bills remaining on the Governor’s desk:

H1292   Univ. Energy Savings/LEA Operational Leases     Pres. To Gov. 7/9/2010
S886   Cleanfields Act of 2010.     Pres. To Gov. 7/9/2010
S1213   Amend State Purchases & Contracts Laws.     Pres. To Gov. 7/9/2010

day 24 of 30: just seven bills left

August 3, 2010

Governor Perdue signed one bill Friday, July 30 (Day 20 of 30), 18 bills Monday, August 2 (Day 23) and eight bills Tuesday, August 3 (Day 24), leaving 7 on her desk.  Here are the new laws:

H1377 Safe Schools Act.   07/30/2010 Ch. SL 2010-163
S1015   Homeowner and Homebuyer Protection Act.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-164
H1734   DOT Powers and Duties Changes.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-165
S1215   Economic Incentives Alignment & Changes.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-166
H1829   Renewable Energy Incentives.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-167
S1216 Extend Emergency Foreclosure Program.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-168
H961 Gov’t Ethics and Campaign Reform Act of 2010.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-169
H748 Citizens United Response.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-170
S144 Amend Innocence Inquiry Commission.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-171
S1154 UNC Nonappropriated Capital Projects.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-172
H466 Consumer Choice and Investment Act Changes.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-173
H726 Clarify Expunctions.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-174
S1212 Local Gov’t. Other Post-Employment Benefits.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-175
H972 Create Uwharrie Regional Resources Comm’n.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-176
H683 Permit Extensions.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-177
S1119   Early Education Certification.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-178
S836   Oil Spill Liability, Response, & Preparedness   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-179
H1766   Amend Environmental Laws 2010.   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-180
H620   Will/Unif. Principal and Income Act Changes   08/02/2010 Ch. SL 2010-181
S1201   Add’l Flex./Coop. Innovative High Schools.   08/03/2010 Ch. SL 2010-182
S1199   Est. Regional School Planning Comm.   08/03/2010 Ch. SL 2010-183
S1244   SBOE Members Ex Officio to Econ. Dev. Comm.   08/03/2010 Ch. SL 2010-184
S675 Prohibit Medicaid Fraud/Kickbacks.   08/03/2010 Ch. SL 2010-185
S778 Application of SEPA to Incentives.   08/03/2010 Ch. SL 2010-186
S308   Low Profit Limited Liability Company.   08/03/2010 Ch. SL 2010-187
H1099 Clarify Effective Date for SEPA Exemption.   08/03/2010 Ch. SL 2010-188
S866 Retiring of State Flags.   08/03/2010 Ch. SL 2010-189

Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor has 30 days after adjournment to act on all pending bills, with July 11 being day one.   The 30-day period concludes at midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010.  Any bills not acted on by the deadline become law on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. 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.

2010 laws enacted are listed here in order of becoming law, and here in order of bill number.  These links are normally updated within a business day of action being taken.

As of Tuesday, August 3, day 24 of 30 for the Governor to act on bills, she had signed 102 of the 109 (94%) that were on her desk at the end of the session.

 Bills remaining on the Governor’s desk:

Bill Short Title     Action Text
H76   Honor Wishes of Members of Military/Remains.     Pres. To Gov. 7/8/2010
H614   Absentee Voting Changes.     Pres. To Gov. 7/8/2010
H1292   Univ. Energy Savings/LEA Operational Leases     Pres. To Gov. 7/9/2010
H1412   Courts-Martial Amendments.     Pres. To Gov. 7/8/2010
S886 = H1346 Cleanfields Act of 2010.     Pres. To Gov. 7/9/2010
S1213 = H1851 Amend State Purchases & Contracts Laws.     Pres. To Gov. 7/9/2010
S1400   No Foreclosure/Soldiers on Active Duty/Funds.     Pres. To Gov. 7/10/2010

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