Cooper Vetoes Measure Addressing NC Hotel Guest Rights

Aug 31, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure that would have made it clear that North Carolina hotel operators could remove short-term residents for misconduct by making clear they lacked the rights of a long-term tenant. Bill supporters said the measure clarified that tenant protections don’t cover people staying in lodging for less than 90 consecutive days. But Cooper said on Monday that the legislation “removes legal protections and allows unnecessary harm to vulnerable people.” Tenant rights are more robust, particularly on evictions. Cooper has now vetoed seven bills this year. There have been no successful overrides.