HB 2: Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act

The Votes

Voting For:

SENATE: Tom Apodaca (R), Warren Daniel (R), Jim Davis (R), Ralph Hise (R)

HOUSE: Hugh Blackwell (R), Josh Dobson (R) Mike Hagar (R), Jonathan Jordan (R),  Michele Presnell (R), Roger West (R), Chris Whitmire (R)

Voting Against:

HOUSE: John Ager (D), Susan Fisher (D), Brian Turner (D)

Not Voting:

SENATE: Terry Van Duyn (D) did not vote

HOUSE: Joe Sam Queen (D) excused absence; Susan Fisher (D) excused absence; Chuck McGrady (R) excused absence

Summary:  Under HB 2 only transgender people who have had sex reassignment surgery and have changed their birth certificate can use a bathroom in line with their gender identity. The new legislation permits transgender people born in states that do not allow birth certificate changes to obtain a “certificate of sex reassignment” from the State Registrar with a notarized statement from a physician. Transgender people who have not had the surgery are banned from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. 

Under HB 2 local governments cannot enact their own nondiscrimination policies to protect their residents and cannot adopt ordinances requiring government contractors to pay a living wage.     Click here for official bill history, bill text, and vote records.

Status: 03/23/2016 House Filed, Ref To House Com On Judiciary IV, Senate Ref To Com On Judiciary II, 03/23/2016  Ratified, Signed by Gov. McCrory 3/23/2016

WNC Legislators sponsoring the bill: 

  • Co-Sponsors: Mike Hager (R), Jonathan Jordan (R), Michele Presnell (R), Chris Whitmire (R)