Governor Easley did not sign any bills Wednesday, July 30, 2008, day 12 of 30 days for gubernatorial action after sine die adjournment of the North Carolina General Assembly session. This was not unexpected, as the Governor had shoulder surgery Tuesday. Of the 113 bills pending on the Governor’s desk at adjournment of the 2007 Regular Session on July 18, 2008, 87 remain for action.
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.