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


House Bill 2 will be repealed, with bathroom safety and privacy fully protected, as part of a major compromise agreement announced by Gov.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. 

 “Compromise requires give and take from all sides, and we are pleased this proposal fully protects bathroom safety and privacy,” said Berger and Moore.

A copy of the bill can be seen here.