From the Office of the Governor:
Raleigh, NC– Governor Pat McCrory signed 18 bills today, including:
SB 353 (Sen. Harrington) Health and Safety Law Changes – This bill will enhance the medical and safety standards for North Carolina’s abortion clinics and directs the Department of Health and Human Services to write new safety and professional standards for these clinics.
“I would have vetoed HB 695 because it was clearly designed to restrict access. I am pleased that this new legislation is focused on the health and safety of women in North Carolina. These higher standards will result in safer conditions for North Carolina women. This law does not further limit access and those who contend it does are more interested in politics than the health and safety of our citizens.” – Governor Pat McCrory
HB 937 (Reps. Schaffer, Burr, Faircloth and Cleveland) Amend Various Firearms Laws – This legislation amends state firearms laws.
“This legislation prohibits guns in classrooms, dorms, and administrative buildings on college campuses. Additionally, this legislation gives bar owners the authority to prohibit guns in their establishments. Following my threat of a veto, we worked closely with law enforcement officials across the state so that changes were made to the original legislation. This ensured that permitting is still required for a concealed carry permit and is implemented at the local level.” – Governor Pat McCrory
“Like many North Carolinians, I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. As a 34-year veteran of law enforcement here in North Carolina, I believe it’s important that Sherriff’s offices continue to administer the certification process for concealed carry permits. I would like to thank Governor Pat McCrory for his efforts on behalf of public safety in ensuring this common sense provision remained in HB 937.” – Guilford County Sherriff BJ Barnes