RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - A new effort to repeal North Carolina's controversial HB2 law failed Tuesday afternoon in the state House.
Rep. Darren Jackson (D-Wake) tried to attach an amendment to HB86, a bill to amend membership in the Banking Commission that called for a repeal of HB2. Rep. Jackson's amendment was ruled "not in order" by the Speaker because it was considered "not germane" to the subject of the original bill. Rep. Jackson appealed, asking for a vote of the full House on allowing the amendment to be considered with House Bill 86.
The House voted 74-44 against the appeal with all Republicans voting "no" and all but one Democrat voting "aye". Rep. William Brisson (D-Bladen) joined Republicans voting against the appeal. House members then went on to approve HB86 by a unanimous 118-0 vote.