Fate Of Six Vetoed Bills Unclear At North Carolina Legislature

Fate Of Six Vetoed Bills Unclear At North Carolina Legislature

4:11pm Aug 29, 2017
Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, R-Guilford, says GOP senators have not conferred yet about vetoed legislation. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The Republican-controlled North Carolina General Assembly has delayed votes on several of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's recent vetoes, and it's unclear if any overrides will occur before their summer work ends this week.

Six vetoed bills are pending. Three-fifths majorities in the House and Senate cancel a veto.

The House voted last week to override two vetoed bills but delayed votes on three more. House Majority Leader John Bell downplayed Tuesday acting on those three this week, saying the top priority is approving redistricting maps before a Friday court deadline. The three bills address legal notices, landfills and casino nights for nonprofits.

The Senate delayed Tuesday votes on the two bills that already cleared the House. Senate Leader Phil Berger said GOP senators haven't conferred yet about vetoed legislation.

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