Day 4 of 30: zero of 113 bills signed

As of close of business Tuesday, July 22, 2008, day four of 30 days for gubernatorial action, none of the 113 bills pending on the Governor’s desk at adjournment of the 2007 Regular Session on July 18, 2008 had been signed.

 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.


2 Responses to Day 4 of 30: zero of 113 bills signed

  1. DWB says:


    What’s the policy on vetoed bills? Can vetoed legislation be amended, and returned to the Governor?


  2. Gerry says:

    DWB, North Carolian does not have the amendatory veto. The vote on override is up or down on the whole bill, if the Governor wants an amended version and we have already adjourned, he’d need to call a special sesison or wait until next year.

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