NC Capitol Connection provides an overview of yesterday’s contentious special session called to repeal HB 2.
Most of the day was spent in caucus discussing the measure to repeal HB 2 with the vote coming in the evening before the Senate adjourned around 7:30 p.m.
Before the vote Berger said he was offering Democrats a chance to prove that they sought a repeal of HB 2 by splitting the controversial cooling-off period in the bill from the rest of the bill, meaning that had that proposition been approved HB 2 would be repealed, but that vote failed 32-16 with all Senate Democrats voting against it.
Berger said, “What you’ve had before you today is not some gimmick to create the best of both worlds. It is a good faith effort, given the passion and disagreement surrounding this issue, and it is a reasonable solution that puts HB 2 behind us while providing some time to work out some of these broader tensions.”
Read the whole summary here. The legislature is likely to pick up the issue once again in January as the 2017 session begins.