The final bill of the 2009 Regular Session of the North Carolina General Assembly became law on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 when Governor Perdue declined to act on it within the 30 days allowed by the North Carolina Constitution. Here is the new law:
Under Article II, Section 22 of the Constitution, the Governor had 30 days after adjournment to act on all pending bills, with July 11 being day one. The 30-day period concluded at midnight, Monday, August 9, 2010.
House Bill 1292 was the 16th bill to become law without the Governor’s approval since gubernatorial veto was approved by the voters in 1996, and the first since 2006.