Before the repeal is official, it has to pass through the House and and be signed by Cooper.
The Republican leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate in the state capital, Raleigh, reached the deal with Cooper, an outspoken critic of HB 2.
Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping that its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports.
Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland spoke Thursday as Gov. Roy Cooper signed the bill.
"The NCAA is not only calling what legislation we pass but the timeframe we pass it in North Carolina". Those companies include PayPal, which had planned a 400-job expansion. PayPayPal scuttled plans to build a facility in North Carolina that would have added an estimated $2.66 billion to the state's economy.
North Carolina lawmakers and the governor reached an agreement to repeal the state's controversial "bathroom bill", called HB2. The groups say the new measure still denies them protection from discrimination.
North Korea tests new high-thrust rocket engine
Kim called the test "a great event of historic significance" for the country's indigenous rocket industry, the KCNA report said. It might though soon be able to demonstrate that it had perfected an ICBM system's booster rocket stage.
Some conservatives also condemned the compromise, saying the current law should have been left in place.
The event was ostensibly to honor the winners of the annual Jerry Awards handed out by the Charlotte Regional Partnership - Bissell Cos. and Rodgers Builders took the prize - but much of the attention from attendees at the Charlotte Convention Center was focused on the action in Raleigh. North Carolina cities, schools and other groups have offered more than 130 bids for such events. The highly contentious bill struck down attempts to permit transgender individuals to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
Several LGBT activists decried the deal's provisions, including the bar on municipalities regulating employment practices and "public accommodations". The Senate approved the bill on Thursday morning, which now heads to the House.
It was sent to Gov. Roy Cooper for his signature.
Not everyone is pleased with the deal. "We encourage members of the House and Senate to support House Bill 142", said Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the N.C. Chamber.
Chris Sgro, executive director of Equality NC, called the agreement a "shell piece of a legislation", on which the LGBTQ groups had not been consulted.
Cooper was narrowly elected with LGBT support on a platform that included repealing HB2.
I applaud Governor Cooper's relentless efforts to find a compromise, even in the face of unprecedented obstruction by the General Assembly. The bill will now go to the House for a vote.
The pair announced the deal at an impromptu news conference. It now moves on to the Senate floor, where it must survive two additional votes before moving to the House for a final vote.
After the committee's approval, it will face a full vote Thursday by the Senate. It was hailed as a compromise by its authors but as a weak measure by others.
The new law would prevent local governments from passing new nondiscrimination protections for workplaces, hotels and restaurants until December 2020. Pat McCrory - all on March 23, 2016. It also continues to prevent transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice for the foreseeable future. "At worst it is a betrayal of principle", the Charlotte-area legislator said. Ringo Starr and Bruce Springsteen canceled concerts.
Ironically, the Senate vote was 32-16 against the first of a two-part vote on repealing HB2 - also featuring a moratorium component - during the December 21 special session.
The deal came as the NCAA said North Carolina wouldn't be considered for championship events from 2018 to 2022 unless HB2 was changed. Decisions would be made starting this week. Also, businesses canceled expansions or moves to North Carolina, the National Basketball Association withdrew its All-Star Game from Charlotte, and entertainers such as Bruce Springsteen canceled concerts.
Speaker Paul Ryan says he understands and shares President Donald Trump's frustration with the House Freedom Caucus . In a Twitter post , Trump took aim at the Freedom Caucus , a bloc of the most conservative Republicans in the U.S.
If you're familiar with how Snapchat works, then you'll be right at home with Facebook stories because it's a blatant ripoff. FILE - In this May 16, 2012 file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.
Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and African Americans continued to be the groups with the highest rates of premature deaths. It's drug overdose death rate is six per 100,000 people; the highest rate in the state is 18 per 100,000 in Scott County.
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 548 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 vehicles to replace the driveshaft. Ford has reported 29 fires related to the problem , but no injuries, The Associated Press reported.
Times are 11 to 11:45 a.m. for ages 2-3, 3 to 4:15 p.m. for ages 3-5, and 4:30 to 5:45 pm. for ages 6-10. Children can enjoy crafts, games, swimming, inflatable bounce house and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Schiff today said Nunes has yet to inform him what was the info, where he saw it, and who showed it to him. Cohen-Watnick was almost fired earlier in the month at the request of National Security Advisor Lt.
Kim Jong-nam's body is believed to be on Malaysia Airlines flight MH360 to Beijing en route to North Korea, according to Reuters. South Korean and U.S. intelligence sources say North Korea masterminded the attack, which Pyongyang denies.
Both Choi and Lee have denied wrongdoing and are now detained in a facility outside of Seoul , the capital city. She could be charged for allegedly allowing close friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from large firms.
Asked if retired national security adviser Mike Flynn had been requested to attend, Mr Burr said it was "safe to say" he had. While House Intelligence Committee members say their probe has ground to a halt, Sens.
As if the Destiny 2 hype wasn't slowing building enough already, a fun little teaser video has been released by Bungie. There is a rumor about a potential PC version but no official confirmation has been given by Activision or Bungie .
Osweiler struggled mightily with the Texans in 2016, throwing for just 2,957 yards with 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. The Texans have Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden , having traded Osweiler to Cleveland.
Trump shakes up White House staff after setbacks
Priebus and other White House officials stressed that Walsh was the one who made a decision to leave the administration. Making America Great has the financial support of one of Trump's most influential backers, Rebekah Mercer.
S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request
She can be detained for up to 20 days before prosecutors file formal charges, meaning she may be in jail while her case is heard. Accompanied by two of her lawyers, she is belived to have denied all the charges including bribery and abuse of power.
Chelsea reportedly agrees £35m deal for Monaco star
The Monaco star has been linked with a number of clubs around Europe since impressing for the Ligue 1 outfit this season. If they offer me that, I do not see why I would refuse.' But he said, 'I have time.
Uber to pull out of Denmark
Is it an unlicensed taxi service? The rules also cap the number of new drivers that can be licensed each quarter to 125. They also require all cars to have fare meters, and restrict the types of cars that can be used for taxi-like purposes.
Duterte asks USA envoy, 'Why didn't you stop China?'
While China calls United State's blockade in the South China Sea an "act of war", the USA calls it an "act of peace". A similar zone in the South China Sea could rapidly increase tensions in the region, experts said.
Bears' Hall, Packers' Dorleant arrested in Iowa
Chief Olson says Cedar Falls Police respond to bar fights every weekend, but the bouncers typically break up fights themselves. KCRG has about five minutes of video from the outside of the bar, although it's hard to tell what's happening in it.
Got a Ford Escape, Fiesta, Fusion? It may be recalled
Dealers will replace all four side door latches with a more robust service door latch at no cost to the customer. Ford also has a recall for a limited number of 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 trucks to replace the drive shaft.
Comcast Prepping Q3 Launch of 'Xfinity Instant TV'
However, Comcast says that the interpretation of the situation is wrong and its service in no way breaks any net neutrality laws. Pricing will start at $15 per month and rise to roughly $40 per month depending on how subscribers customize the offering.
Sushant Singh shares first look of Romeo Akbar Walter
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput is once again gearing up to woo his fans with his extraordinary acting skills in a very fresh avatar. Kriti Sanon will next be seen in the film Raabta alongside Sushant Singh Rajput and the film revolves around horse racing.
Multiple rounds of severe storms in US forecast
NEXT WEEK: The wave train remains active; another setup for strong to severe storms shows up around Tuesday , April 4. Today we get a break in the rain as we await our next storm system that moves in late tonight into tomorrow morning.