September 16, 2009
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”
September 10, 2009
Governor Perdue completed her action this afternoon on bills from the 2009 Regular Session of the North Carolina General Assembly by signing four and vetoing one.
Vetoed was House Bill 104. Clarify Legislative Confidentiality, on September 10, 2009. Click here to view the Governor’s veto objections, message, signature, and Proclamation of Reconvened Session.
As linked above, the General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 18, 2009, unless as allowed by the Constitution a majority of members of each house sign a petition that a reconvened session is not necessary.
I got notice of the veto around 4:30 pm from two tweets on my cellphone via SMS from the Governor’s office:
“ncgovoffice Gov. Perdue Vetoes HB 104
ncgovoffice Veto message and document pdf with stamp and signature are here http://bit.ly/Ro5e2”
I was at a Raleigh Transit Authority meeting and forwarded the tweets to our Information Systems Division to post the various links as news items on our web page.