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Senate to decide fate of Governor’s vetoes following House overrides (video)
Posted By Clayton Henkel On September 3, 2013 @ 9:11 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The NC House took less than an hour Tuesday to override Governor Pat McCrory’s vetoes of two bills that would require drug screening for some welfare recipients, and broaden an exemption for the E-Verify immigration system.
Rep. Jim Fulghum, M.D.  urged his colleagues to sustain the governor’s veto of House Bill 392 . He argued that the drug-screening bill failed to solve any real problems, and amounted to ‘kicking a man while he’s down.’
Rep. Dean Arp of Union County said supporting the governor’s veto on this bill was a vote in favor of providing benefits to those taking illegal drugs.
Fulghum took exception to Arp’s insinuation, but in the end the veto was easily overridden, 77-39. In addition to Fulghum, Representatives Rick Catlin  and Nathan Ramsey  were the only Republicans in the House who voted to sustain McCrory’s veto of H392.
The veto of the E-verify bill  fell next, 84-32.
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URLs in this post:
 Rep. Jim Fulghum, M.D.: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=651
 House Bill 392: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=H392
 Rep. Dean Arp : http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=640
 Rick Catlin: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=668
 Nathan Ramsey: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=653
 E-verify bill: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=h+786&submitButton=Go
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lqxghlce0E
 Legislature returns for veto override session: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/03/legislature-returns-for-veto-override-session/
 McCrory finds veto stamp—three days late: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/15/mccrory-finds-veto-stamp-three-days-late/
 ACLU calls for G.A. to sustain drug testing veto: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/27/aclu-calls-for-g-a-to-sustain-drug-testing-veto/
 Advocates call for lawmakers to sustain veto of drug testing bill: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/30/advocates-call-for-lawmakers-to-sustain-veto-of-drug-testing-bill/
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