Governor, Senate, House Reach Agreement to Repeal HB2, Protect Bathroom Safety and Privacy

Raleigh, N.C. – House Bill 2 will be repealed, with bathroom safety and privacy fully protected, as part of a major compromise agreement announced by Gov. Roy Cooper, Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore Wednesday night.

The compromise does the following:

  • Repeals HB2;
  • Protects privacy in bathrooms and shower facilities by leaving regulation of multi-occupancy facilities to the state, returning to the status quo prior to passage of Charlotte’s bathroom ordinance;
  • Implements a temporary moratorium on local ordinances similar to Charlotte’s until December 1, 2020 to allow federal litigation to play out. 

Brunch Bill Vote in the Senate Commerce and
Insurance Committee Today

It is a "local option” bill, meaning that cities and counties may, but are not required to, adopt ordinances allowing alcohol sales to start at 10 a.m. on Sunday. This local option feature has proven to be attractive to many legislators who are otherwise skeptical of changing current law. 
This bill will be voted on today in the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee. NCRLA is asking for your help to ensure its passage. We encourage all members to add your signatures to the online advocacy letter linked below. There is space for you to add personal comments in support of this legislation. Click here.