Override rubber stamp

The North Carolina General Assembly has never overriden a gubernatorial veto. Don’t say we didn’t plan ahead, however.  G.S. 120-29.1(c), enacted along with the veto constitutional amendment in 1995, states:

“(c) If the Governor returns any bill to the house of origin with his objections, the Governor shall write such objections on the measure or cause the objections to be attached to the measure. 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.”

Being an efficient bureaucracy, we ordered a rubber stamp for this in 1997, which has lain unused in a drawer for a decade.

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