EXECUTIVE ORDER/LIMITATIONS.

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House Bill 564 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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)
H 564

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 14 2021 - More information

    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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