House Republicans were able to force Democrats to go along with a motion to reconsider the vote by which the GOP failed to override the Governor’s veto of HB2. The bill would allow people in North Carolina to opt out of the health insurance mandate in the national Healthcare Act. It would also require the state Attorney General to join the national lawsuit against the federal law. Many of the Democratic representatives were missing after a long recess so Republican majority leader Paul Stam made a motion to suspend the rules so the vote on the override could be reconsidered, but at a later date. Democratic leader Joe Hackney had no choice but to go along in order to avoid an immediate vote with so many of his people missing. The majority would need 3/5 of those present and voting to override a veto.