Speaker Moore Responds to Governor’s Veto of Collusive Settlements Bill

Today Governor Cooper vetoed SB 360, “Prohibit Collusive Settlements by the AG.”
The bill would have prohibited the attorney general from excluding the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate from settlement agreements when they are parties to a lawsuit.
House Speaker Tim Moore said, “It is simply common sense that the General Assembly should be involved in any settlement to which they are a party.”
He continued, “Senate Bill 360 would have mitigated the political games played by the attorney general in our state and further strengthened the checks and balances in our state.”