N.C. Governor signs repeal of HB2 law
March 30, 2017,
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 142, a compromise bill that repeals the controversial HB2 legislation, today after it passed voting in the North Carolina General Assembly.
The bill saw opposition by both members of the legislature who did not want to see HB2 repealed, as well as opponents of the original legislation who felt this bill was too much of a compromise.
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The legislation includes three provisions: Repeal of HB2; keeping regulation of multiple occupancy restrooms, showers and changing facilities to the state; and a moratorium on local ordinances regulating public accommodations or private employment practices through Dec. 1, 2020.
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Known as the “bathroom bill,” HB2 was passed in March 2016 and stirred controversy with many businesses and entities such as the NCAA and NBA pulling out of the state or boycotting. The NCAA had given the state a deadline of March 30 to repeal the bill, lest it pull its tournaments from North Carolina venues until 2022.
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