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Pat McCrory signs remaining bills on his desk, punts on one

The regulatory measure Gov. Pat McCrory signed is one of 33 bills he endorsed Friday, the final batch from a prolonged legislative session. The governor left one measure unsigned: a bill to prevent North Carolina courts from recognizing Islamic Sharia law in family cases. In a statement, he called House Bill 522 “unnecessary.”

All told this session, McCrory signed 334 bills, vetoing two more and allowing two to become law without his signature. (The other is a measure transferring control of the Asheville water system.) Among the others signed Friday include measure to:

--Grant Republican legislative leaders the ability to intervene in a lawsuit to defend laws and the constitution, such as the state’s gay marriage ban, rather than reserving this standing to the N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat;

--Keep reprimands of judges from the state’s Judicial Standards Commission secret unless the N.C. Supreme Court agrees and makes it public;

--Allow State Treasurer Janet Cowell more flexibility to invest the state’s pension fund in alternatives, such as hedge funds and commodities;

--Delay rules for three years put in place to clean up Jordan Lake, a drinking water source for the Triangle area.


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