The General Assembly made history this morning. It voted to override Gov. Mike Easley’s veto of the bill that would loosen restrictions for towing large recreational votes.
The House vote was 93-7. The Senate vote was 39-0.
This is the first time in the state’s history that the General Assembly has overridden a governor’s veto.
Senate President Pro-tem Marc Basnight, D-Dare, told fellow senators that people towing these boats are “responsible people.” He said if there is no problem, he saw no reason for government to interfere.