Governor McCrory Signs State Bill 25 Into Law

Governor Pat McCrory signed HB 25 (Zoning/Design & Aesthetic Controls) this morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. With the Governor’s signature, the act became effective immediately. Because it clarifies existing law, it applies “to ordinances adopted before, on, and after the effective date” which is today.

“We greatly appreciate the Governor’s action in signing the bill into law.” said NCHBA Executive Vice President Mike Carpenter. “The Governor has demonstrated his strong commitment to preserving housing affordability, consumer choice, and the individual property rights of landowners.”

The Governor’s action followed strong bipartisan approval of the legislation by the Senate (43-7 on April 27) and by the House (98-17 on June 9).

“We wish to thank our Senate and House lead sponsors, Senator Rick Gunn (R-Alamance) and Representative Nelson Dollar (R-Wake), for their steadfast leadership in achieving this result.” Carpenter said. “We also want to thank our other principal sponsors, Senators Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson) and Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg), along with Representatives Bill Brawley (R-Mecklenburg), Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe) and Rick Glazier (D-Cumberland) who were likewise instrumental getting this legislation enacted.

“We also want to thank our other numerous legislative co-sponsors in both bodies as well as those members who voted for the bill.” Carpenter noted. “Finally, I want to recognize former Senator Dan Clodfelter, now the Mayor of Charlotte, for his initial sponsorship of the predecessor of this legislation first introduced in 2011. It has been a long journey but one well worth making for the benefit of homebuyers across the state.”

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