RALEIGH Jun 25, 2018 Governor Cooper took action on 39 bills that were passed by the General Assembly and brought to his desk for approval. Governor Cooper has vetoed the following bills: House Bill 131: Motions for Appropriate Relief Gov. Cooper shared the following statement on his veto of House Bill 131: Adding another excuse to set aside a bond forfeiture when a criminal defendant fails to appear in court hurts school funding and reduces incentives to ensure justice is served. House Bill 374: Regulatory Reform Act of 2018 Gov. Cooper shared the following statement on his veto of House Bill 374: Ending protections from pollution on the coast hurts the effort to make sure our water is clean. Other revisions to environmental protections are unnecessary, especially at a time when confidence in public water supplies needs to be stronger, not weaker. House Bill 382: DOI Omnibus.-AB Gov. Cooper shared the following statement on his veto of House Bill 382: Adding another excuse to set aside a bond forfeiture when a criminal defendant fails to appear in court hurts school funding and reduces incentives to ensure justice is served. House Bill 717: Judicial Elections Changes Gov. Cooper shared the following statement on his veto of House Bill 717: Legislative attempts to rig the courts by reducing the people's vote hurts justice. Piecemeal attempts to target judges create unnecessary confusion and show contempt for North Carolina’s judiciary. House Bill 1055: Retirement Complexity Reduction Act of 2018.-AB Gov. Cooper shared the following statement on his veto of House Bill 1055: Some past attempts to alter the retirement system have been ruled unconstitutional for taking away vested rights from teachers and state employees. Although this legislation was designed to save the state money, I believe taking away these retirement options from our teachers and state employees could end up losing the system more money than this legislation seeks to save. Senate Bill 325: The Uniform & Expanded Early Voting Act Gov. Cooper shared the following statement on his veto of Senate Bill 325: Previous attempts like this by the legislature to discriminate and manipulate the voting process have been struck down by the courts. True democracy should make it easier for people to vote, not harder. Senate Bill 711: NC Farm Act of 2018 Gov. Cooper shared the following statement on his veto of Senate Bill 717: While agriculture is vital to North Carolina’s economy, so property rights are vital to people’s homes and other businesses. North Carolina’s nuisance laws can help allow generations of families to enjoy their homes and land without fear for their health and safety. Those same laws stopped the Tennessee Valley Authority from pumping air pollution into our mountains. Our laws must balance the needs of businesses versus property rights. Giving one industry special treatment at the expense of its neighbors is unfair. Governor Cooper has signed the following bills into law: House Bill 15: Convey State Prop. To Wrightsville Beach House Bill 223: Special Plates / Handicapped Placard Renewal House Bill 320: PUV Changes House Bill 321: Wildlife License Changes House Bill 357: Modernize Dietetics/ Nutrition Practice Act House Bill 379: Recodification Working Group House Bill 388: Modernize Mutual Assistance Statutes House Bill 425: State Wooly Worm Festival House Bill 512: Monitor Implementation of Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver House Bill 529: Amend Funeral Laws House Bill 569: Pretax Supplemental Benefits House Bill 573: Business/ Regulatory Changes House Bill 613: Transfer Certain State Property House Bill 670: Protect Educational Property House Bill 688: Certain Appeals Allowed/ Clarify Dispositional Orders House Bill 741: DHHS Maternal and Neonatal Study House Bill 744: Trespass/Eastern Band Cherokee Indians House Bill 774: Amend Certificate of Relief House Bill 776: Adoption and Juvenile Law Changes House Bill 852: Real Prop. Tech Corrections/ Solicitation of Copies House Bill 931: UI Technical Changes House Bill 945: Rape Evidence Kit Tracking System House Bill 969: Enhance Prison Safety House Bill 977: Administrative Changes Retirement System/ Treasurer House Bill 985: Retirement Technical Corrections Act of 2018 House Bill 998: Improving NC Rural Health House Bill 1019: Fallen Wildlife Officers Memorial License House Bill 1031: Local Education Funding Dispute Process Senate Bill 145: DOT/DMV Legislative Requests Senate Bill 162: Human Trafficking Restorative Justice Senate Bill 420: CC Governance/ Amend Medical Board Senate Bill 750: Health-Local Confinement/ Vet. Controlled Sub.