RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) — House Bill 2 could go down as a most costly pieces of legislation. One year after it was rammed through the General Assembly in a one-day special session and signed into law, top Republican leader say they are still working on a comprise to repeal the law.
“We’ll get North Carolina in a better place,” said Senate Pro Temp Phil Berger. “It is incumbent upon us to look at that and to see what those problems are, and the ways we can move past that.”
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Another repeal bill is being drafted. Republicans hold the power to push legislation through or stall it.
Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore are vowing to keep the bathroom provision in place.
“We’re not backing off those privacy issues. That’s not changing,” Moore said.
The NCAA is threatening to boycott North Carolina unless HB2 is repealed. The sports organization is considering to move five years’ worth of championships games.
Wake County has 57 bids out for games through 2022 and the loss of the events are projected to cost $30 million.