The North Carolina legislature gaveled in and gaveled out a session designed for lawmakers to consider vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper that he issued since they were last in town. But lawmakers did not vote on whether to override them.

The House and Senate reconvened Thursday morning and clerks read aloud Cooper’s objections to four bills he vetoed. Speaker Tim Moore sent those House bills to a committee, where they are not expected to emerge until next month. That’s because dozens of colleagues were absent Thursday. The session ended in 45 minutes.

Legislators were expected to hold another session later Thursday to consider and vote on other legislation before most of them go home. They may include some in which House and Senate differences couldn’t get worked out before they adjourned their primary annual work session five weeks ago.