With the threat of losing NCAA games through 2022 just hours away, Wednesday night it was announced that the North Carolina Legislature has reached an agreement with Governor Roy Cooper to repeal the controversial House Bill 2.
Sen. Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore held a 10:30 p.m. press conference Wednesday to announce that an agreement to repeal House Bill 2 has been reached with Gov. Roy Cooper.
House Bill 142 was moved into the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday evening. The bill initially dealt with occupational licensing boards, but will be stripped and replaced.
The bill will go before the Senate Rules Committee at about 9:15 a.m. Thursday, where it must pass. The bill must then pass two additional votes on the Senate floor during a session scheduled for 11 a.m.
The bill will then go to the House for a final vote before being sent to Cooper.
Here are the details of the new bill, via NC Senate Leader Phil Berger, with changes legislatures are hopeful will be enough to appease the NCAA, NBA, ACC and other organizations who have pulled events from the state within the last year.
You know what they say, money talks. This isn’t about doing what’s right, it’s about doing what’s good for business. But if that’s what it takes to repeal a discriminatory law, I’ll take it.