April 25, 2017 •
North Carolina Lawmakers Override Veto; Elections and Ethics Boards to Merge
On April 25, lawmakers finalized efforts to combine state elections and ethics boards with both the House and Senate voting to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 68.
The bill merges the elections and ethics boards into a single board split evenly between political parties.
The merger of the boards under Senate Bill 68 comes after a three-judge panel ruled that the General Assembly overstepped its state constitutional authority when it adopted Senate Bill 4 to establish a similar bipartisan board to oversee elections and consider ethics complaints and issues.
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