September 18 reconvened session cancelled

A majority of the members of the House and Senate having signed a petition under Article II, Section 22(7) of th North Carolina Constitution stating that no reconvened session was necessary, the General Assembly session set to convene at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 18 has been cancelled by Governue Perdue, see Order Rescinding Proclamation of Reconvened Session – September 16, 2009.

Article II, Section 22(7) states: “Notwithstanding the previous sentence, if the Governor prior to reconvening the session receives written requests dated no earlier than 30 days after such adjournment, signed by a majority of the members of each house that a reconvened session to reconsider vetoed legislation is unnecessary, the Governor shall not reconvene the session for that purpose”

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