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Veto of Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies Bill
Places Frivolous Lawsuits Before Jobs
State Chamber of Commerce Supportive of NC’s Top Industry
RALEIGH, N.C. – Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber, a nonpartisan business advocacy organization, has issued the following statement regarding the veto of the Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies bill (House Bill 467).
“The veto of Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies, House Bill 467, puts the interests of plaintiff attorneys before those of North Carolina’s greatest economic engine. North Carolina’s agriculture and the agribusiness sector accounts for one-sixth of the state’s income and employees, in addition to $84 billion of the state’s $482 billion gross state product. This anti-jobs veto spurns North Carolina farmers and fails to remedy ambiguity plaguing our state’s legal system. The NC Chamber is deeply troubled by this veto and will continue to advocate for measures that strengthen our legal climate and support our job creators.”
About the North Carolina Chamber:
The North Carolina Chamber is a nonpartisan business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas to proactively drive positive change to ensure that North Carolina is a leading place in the world to do business. Strengthening the state’s ability to attract, keep and grow jobs is the Chamber’s highest priority. Central to that effort are four “Pillars of a Secure Future” for North Carolina which include Education and Talent Supply, Business Climate, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Infrastructure and Growth Leadership. For more information, visit ncchamber.net.