Issue Category

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
7/01/12 SB 820 Authorizes Hydraulic Fracturing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/29/12 HB 950 2012-2013 Budget Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/28/12 SB 416 Death Penalty Discrimination Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/06/12 SB 582 Expands Casino Gambling Signed - Executive
Sign
12/14/11 SB 9 Death Penalty Discrimination Vetoed - Executive
Veto
7/27/11 SB 455 State Senate Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
6/30/11 SB 709 Energy Jobs Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/30/11 SB 496 Medicaid and Health Choice Provider Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/30/11 SB 781 Regulatory Reform Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/30/11 SB 532 Jobs Reform Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/27/11 HB 482 Water Supply Lines/Water Violation Waivers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/27/11 HB 854 Abortion Requirements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/24/11 SB 33 Medical Malpractice Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/23/11 HB 351 Restore Confidence in Government Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/18/11 SB 727 No Dues Checkoff for School Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
6/12/11 HB 200 2011-2012 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/26/11 HB 578 State Health Plan Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
4/16/11 HB 383 Relating to Unemployment Insurance Benefits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/13/11 SB 265 Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
4/13/11 HB 7 Authorizes Community Colleges to Opt Out of Federal Loan Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
3/31/11 HB 92 Land Transfer Tax Repeal Signed - Executive
Sign
3/05/11 HB 2 Prohibits Enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
2/22/11 SB 13 2010-2011 Budget Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
8/02/10 SB 1216 Extending the Emergency Foreclosure Program Signed - Executive
Sign
8/02/10 HB 748 Campaign Financing Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
8/02/10 HB 1829 Renewable Energy Incentives Signed - Executive
Sign
7/22/10 HB 1973 Keep North Carolina Competitive Act Signed - Executive
Sign
7/22/10 HB 1035 Performance and Payment Bond Modification Signed - Executive
Sign
7/20/10 HB 1726 Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards Signed - Executive
Sign
7/20/10 HB 80 Banning Electronic Sweepstakes Signed - Executive
Sign
7/15/10 HB 1403 Collecting DNA Sample Upon Arrest Signed - Executive
Sign
6/30/10 SB 897 2010-2011Operations and Capital Improvement Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
5/27/10 SB 704 School Change Models Signed - Executive
Sign
9/10/09 HB 104 Relating to Legislative Confidentiality Vetoed - Executive
Veto
9/10/09 HB 836 Modifying Appropriations Act Signed - Executive
Sign
8/27/09 SB 943 Expanding Production Company Tax Credit Signed - Executive
Sign
8/27/09 HB 148 Local Transportation Reforms Signed - Executive
Sign
8/26/09 HB 1305 Beach Plan Changes Signed - Executive
Sign
8/11/09 SB 461 Racial Discrimination in Capital Sentences Signed - Executive
Sign
8/07/09 SB 202 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
8/06/09 SB 138 Banning Salvia Divinorum Signed - Executive
Sign
8/05/09 HB 1058 Increasing Exempted Home Equity Signed - Executive
Sign
7/31/09 HB 1595 Malt Beverage Special Permit Signed - Executive
Sign
7/27/09 HB 1185 Habitual DWI Reinstatement after Ten Years Signed - Executive
Sign
7/10/09 SB 870 Making General Statutes Gender Neutral Signed - Executive
Sign
6/30/09 SB 311 Continuing Budget Authority Signed - Executive
Sign
6/30/09 SB 526 Prevention of Bullying and Violence in Schools Signed - Executive
Sign
6/30/09 HB 88 Parental Choice Between Abstinence-Only or Comprehensive Sex Education Signed - Executive
Sign
6/24/09 SB 1018 Reducing the Use of Plastic Bags Signed - Executive
Sign
6/11/09 SB 703 Restrictions on the State Treasurer Regarding the State Pension Fund Signed - Executive
Sign
5/19/09 HB 2 Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban Signed - Executive
Sign
4/23/09 SB 287 State Health Plan Changes and Appropriations Signed - Executive
Sign

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