day 15 of 30: ten bills signed

Governor Easley signed 10 bills into law on Saturday, August 2, 2008, day 15 of 30 days for gubernatorial action. This leaves 76 bills pending on the Governor’s desk.

The new laws are:

2008-144 S1852 Tax on Short-term Heavy Equipment Rentals HTML PDF
2008-145 S1957 NCGA Police Powers HTML PDF
2008-146 S1878 Property Tax Modifications HTML PDF
2008-147 S2075 Economic Development Modifications HTML PDF
2008-148 S1716 Supplemental PEG Support HTML PDF
2008-149 S1681 Smoke-Free Motor Fleet HTML PDF
2008-150 S1263 Election Law Amendments HTML PDF
2008-151 S963 City Firefighters/Overtime Pay HTML PDF
2008-152 S1885 Promote Private Compensatory Mitigation HTML PDF
2008-153 S1651 Anatomical Gifts HTML 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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