Veto override votes scheduled for Thursday

Posted August 22

The North Carolina flag flies over the historic state capitol building.

— State House leaders have scheduled override votes for the five remaining House bills vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper. Those votes are expected to take place Thursday.

The bills were moved out of the House Rules Committee and onto the calendar during Tuesday's brief no-vote session.

The five measures are as follows:

  • House Bill 576, which would allow landfills to spray collected wastewater into the air over the dump to evaporate
  • House Bill 511, which would allow nonprofits to hold casino night fundraisers
  • House Bill 205, which would roll back state requirements that various legal notices run in a local newspaper
  • House Bill 140, which would allow lenders to tack credit property insurance onto loans in case borrowers cannot repay
  • House Bill 770, in which the legislature gave itself two appointments to the state Medical Board

House Rules Chairman David Lewis, R-Harnett, said Wednesday's session would include no recorded votes. Wednesday is the day many lawmakers are expected to head to Wilmington for an Environmental Management Commission hearing on GenX, an unregulated chemical found in drinking water in the area.

Lewis said last week that House leaders plan to take the first of two votes on proposed new legislative districts on Friday and the second vote next Monday. The House redistricting bill, containing the maps unveiled over the weekend, is House Bill 927.

The Joint House and Senate Redistricting Committee will hold a public comment hearing on the new maps at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Raleigh and at seven other locations around state, linked by video feeds.


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