Bill Summaries: H564 (2021)

  • Summary date: Apr 14 2021 - View summary

    Subject to approval by voters at the general election in November 2022, adds new Section 5 to Article III of the NC Constitution, providing as follows. Limits the length of the Governor's executive order to 30 days from the date of issuance if the executive order declares a statewide state of emergency or directs the spending of State funds without the expressed authorization of the NCGA. Allows the order to be extend for an additional 30 days (for a total of 60 days) if there is concurrence of a majority of the Council of State. Allows the Governor to convene the NCGA in extra session to extend the executive order past 60 days. If approved, effective January 1, 2023.