No McCrory vetoes as he signs bills, lets others become law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory won’t be using his veto stamp again this year on bills still left on his desk from the General Assembly session.

The Republican governor announced he had signed nine more bills, including three signed at a Friday ceremony in Charlotte.

But he said he would keep his signature off two bills, meaning they become law after midnight. One seeks to revive North Carolina’s industrial hemp industry and another limits the number of terms for UNC Board of Governors members.

The UNC bill also requires the board consider at least three candidates before choosing a new system president. That provision is basically moot because the board elected Margaret Spellings last week.

McCrory’s decisions mean he vetoed two bills this year. The General Assembly overrode both.

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