Raleigh, N.C. - Governor McCrory took action on two pieces of legislation, signing Senate Bill 78, which increases protections for corrections officers and House Bill 41, which makes technical corrections to revenue laws. Both pieces of legislation were passed in a bi-partisan and nearly unanimous fashion.
“I am pleased to sign Senate Bill 78 and give our hard-working and valuable corrections officers additional protections from the dangers they face day-in and day-out,” said Governor McCrory. “We must do all that we can to protect those serving in very difficult jobs and this legislation is another step in the right direction.”
The governor will also let Senate Bill 14 become law on Sunday, April, 12 without his signature. Governor McCrory is in favor of most of Senate Bill 14, but Section 8 provides funding for staff positions for the Coal Ash Commission, despite the three judge panel declaring the Commission to be an unconstitutional entity on March 16, 2015. The Governor will not endorse a bill that provides funding for a Commission that is legally barred from taking any official action.