Governor Pat McCrory calls Constituents to support his veto of two bills. He is calling on constituents in the State to contact the North Carolina legislature in order to stop these bills. He feels that his veto should not be cancelled by lawmakers. You can see the reasons of the Governor and see his newsletter comments. This is the latest buzz in Raleigh.
The Governor stated :
"As you may know, I recently vetoed two bills passed by the N.C. General Assembly. I am writing today to let you know why I vetoed these two bills.
The veto should be used for two reasons:
To stop legislation in cases where I have strong reservations about the bill being in the best interests of North Carolina; and
To ensure the public is made aware of legislation that has not been fully scrutinized.
The two bills I vetoed meet both criteria.
I vetoed House Bill (HB) 786 because it creates a loophole that could allow illegal immigrants to be hired into many North Carolina industries by expanding the E-Verify seasonal worker exemption from 90 days to practically nine months. We need to grow the economy, but not at the expense of North Carolina workers. I am also concerned that the loophole in this bill could put industries that are following the law at a competitive disadvantage. This bill was originally intended to help our farmers, but it went too far and the seasonal worker exemption was broadened too widely. We can do better, which is why I hope to work with the General Assembly in the next legislative session to craft a bill that helps our farmers without circumventing federal immigration laws.
Additionally, I vetoed House Bill 392. While the concept of drug testing welfare applicants looks good on paper, simply put, it is not an effective way to fight criminal drug abuse. Similar programs in Arizona, Utah and Florida were very expensive and were ineffective in catching drug users. This bill lacks adequate funding, which will lead to the inconsistent application of drug tests across all 100 counties. However, the criminal information sharing provisions of HB 392 are well crafted, and I ordered their implementation with an executive order.
I hope this sheds light into why I made the decision to veto these two bills. While they are both well-intended, we can do better."
Now you must look into these bills and see what you think of these measures being debated in Raleigh.