Lawmakers reach agreement in HB2 repeal

Lawmakers in North Carolina are one step closer to repealing House Bill 2.

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore held a press conference Wednesday night confirming they had reached an agreement with Gov. Roy Cooper to repeal the controversial law.

House Bill 142, which initially dealt with occupational licensing boards, will be gutted, and the new language inserted before the bill is heard Thursday morning in the Senate Rules Committee, WRAL reports. 

Review a copy of the bill here.

After the bill passes Senate Rules, it must pass two votes on the Senate floor during a session scheduled for 11 a.m. and then return to the House for a final vote before being sent to Cooper.

The announcement came as an NCAA deadline looms.

Statement from Governor Cooper on agreement to Repeal House Bill 2:

"I support the House Bill 2 repeal compromise that will be introduced tomorrow. It's not a perfect deal, but it repeals House Bill 2 and begins to repair our reputation."

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