The House voted to override the Governor’s veto of SB781, the Regulatory Reform Act of 2011. The new law is an attempt to take some of the burden of rules off businesses and people. A rule would have to be authorized by federal or state law. An agency would also be obligated to lessen the burden of rules that already exist. The Office of State Budget and Management would have to do an annual review of all rules.
The House went along with the Senate veto override by a vote of 76-42.
The House also agreed with the Senate and overrode the veto of SB496, Medicaid and Health Choice Provider Requirements. It changes some requirements for providers in the Medicaid program. It also gives the final decision of any appeals to an administration law judge.
That veto was overriden by a vote of 74-41
Later the House also rejected the Governor’s veto of SB33, Medical Liability Reforms.
The House still has seven more vetoed bills on the calendar it could consider this week. The word from House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenberg) is he won’t put a bill up for a veto override vote if he doesn’t have the votes to approve the motion to override. An exception is the voter ID bill, HB351, Restore Confidence in Government. Tillis spokesman Jordan Shaw says the Speaker will put that bill on the floor for an override to make sure the lawmakers’ votes are on the record. Shaw says the Speaker wants people to know who votes against a law most voters in the state want.