Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bills into law:
- House Bill 351: Clifford's Law
- House Bill 608: Dignity for Women Who are Incarcerated
- House Bill 27: In-Service Training/Magistrates
- House Bill 403: Clarify Motor Vehicle Franchise Laws
- House Bill 769: Foster Parents' Bill of Rights
- House Bill 476: Judges in Stanly/Montgomery Counties
- Senate Bill 211: Amend Water/Sewer Rate Adjustment Mechanisms
- House Bill 890: ABC Omnibus Legislation
- Senate Bill 228: Allow Employers to Offer EPO Benefit Plan
Governor Cooper made the following statement on HB 608:
"This legislation takes important steps to protect women who are incarcerated during and after pregnancy and labor."
Governor Cooper made the following statement on HB 769:
"This legislation strengthens parent-child bonds and makes improvements to our foster care systems so all children can grow up in a safe and supportive environment."
Governor Cooper also vetoed the following bills:
- House Bill 805: Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder
- House Bill 324: Ensuring Dignity & Nondiscrimination/Schools
Governor Cooper made the following statement on HB 805:
"People who commit crimes during riots and at other times should be prosecuted and our laws provide for that, but this legislation is unnecessary and is intended to intimidate and deter people from exercising their constitutional rights to peacefully protest."
Governor Cooper made the following statement on HB 324:
“The legislature should be focused on supporting teachers, helping students recover lost learning, and investing in our public schools. Instead, this bill pushes calculated, conspiracy-laden politics into public education."