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.
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA TO LIMIT THE LENGTH OF TIME GUBERNATORIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS ARE IN EFFECT TO A MAXIMUM OF SIXTY DAYS WITH THE CONCURRENCE OF A MAJORITY OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE.Intro. by Kidwell, Hanig, Brody, McNeely.
Status: Ref to the Com on Judiciary 1, if favorable, State Government, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Apr 15 2021)
Bill H 564 (2021-2022)Summary date: Apr 14 2021 - More information