Veto of House Bill 2167 overriden

 By a vote of 93-7 in the House and 39-0 in the Senate, Governor Easley’s veto of House Bill 2167 was overridden today. The text of the new law appears here in HTML and .pdf.

 In accordance with G.S. 120-29.1, the bill was certified as a law by Senate Principal Clerk Janet Pruitt Clerk:

“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. “

The Session adjourned sine die with House Joint Resolution 2808.

This is the first gubernatorial veto ever overridden in North Carolina.  Veto power was first granted by a constitutional amendment in 1996, vetoes by the Governor in colonial times could not be overridden.

Complete posts on gubernatorial vetoes in 2008 are here, while posts on bills becoming law in 2008 are here.

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