NC NOW Legislative Update #15 — Games Played With Vetoed Bills – May 13, 2019

Go directly to NC NOW Legislative Update #15 (13 May 19) which includes summary and bills being tracked.

UPDATE:  The vote to override the Governor’s veto of the Born-Alive—Abortion Survivors Protection Act has been placed on the House Calendar for May 15.  This date may or may not hold since several House votes have been scheduled only to be re-scheduled.

The House seems to be playing a game with SB359/HB602:  Born-Alive—Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  The Senate voted to override the Governor’s veto on 04/30/2019.  The bill was placed on the House calendar for both 05/02/2019 and 05/03/2019—then withdrawn both times.  The bill is presently on the House Calendar for 05/06/2019.  A vote to override requires a two-thirds vote of members present and voting.   It looks like the veto override vote is being placed on the House calendar only to be withdrawn over and over again to stymie concerned citizens who may want to be in the gallery for the vote and to allow for a head count to make certain that votes needed for an override are present in the chamber before holding a vote. 

04/18/2019:  VETOED
04/30/2019:  VETO OVERRIDDEN (Senate)
05/03/2019:  House Calendar for 05/15/2019 (latest)

An important milestone passed this week.  The CROSSOVER DEADLINE was Thursday, May 9.  That means that with the following exceptions, a bill must have passed one house or the other to remain under consideration.  The crossover deadline does not apply to:

            (1) Redistricting bills for House, Senate, Congress, or local entities.
            (2) Ratification of amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
            (3) Adjournment resolutions.
            (4) Bills introduced on the report of the House Committees on
                  Appropriations, Finance, or Rules.

NOTE:  Bills that are in a Rules Committee before the crossover deadline can be reported out of the Rules Committee and voted on at any time.  For more information, see:  https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article230115789.html

The Appropriations bill (budget) has passed the House and presently is in the Senate Rules committee.  No official action has yet been taken by the Senate.

The House has passed a bill (HB394) to make the Moravian cookie the official state cookie.  The definition of the Moravian cookie is the thin spice cookie, not the thin sugar cookie, also Moravian.  Opposition in the Senate is not expected. 

See more at NC NOW Legislative Update #15 (13 May 19) , including this summary and bills being tracked.

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