Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Signs One Bill into Law, Vetoes One Bill

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bill into law:
Raleigh
Feb 24, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bill into law:

Governor Cooper also vetoed the following bill:

Governor Cooper made the following statement on SB 173:

"I have encouraged local boards to lift mask mandates and they are doing it across the state with the advice of health officials who see that COVID metrics are declining and vaccinations are increasing. The bipartisan law the legislature passed and I signed last year allows local boards to make these decisions for their own communities and that is still the right course. Passing laws for political purposes that encourage people to pick and choose which health rules they want to follow is dangerous and could tie the hands of public health officials in the future."

 

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