AND HOW THE COMMUNITY IS REACTING. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS AT FIVE STARTS NOW. GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU FOR JOIN US. AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR OF PROTESTS, BOYCOTTS AND POLITICAL BACK AND FORTH HOUSE BILL 2 IS OFF THE BOOKS IN NORTH CAROLINA. LAWMAKERS REPEALED IN THE FACE OF A DEADLINE FROM THE NCAA WHICH THREATENED TO WITH HOLD EVENTS FOR THE NEXT FIVE- YEARS. THE BILL PASSED TODAY REPEALS HOUSE BILL 2. IT STAYS ONLY THE STATE CAN REGULATE BATHROOM ORDINANCES MEANING LOCAL ORDINANCES LIKE THE ONE IN CHARLOTTE AREN’T ALLOWED AND CREATES A STOP FOR NONDISCRIMINATION ORDINANCES, ANOTHER KEY STICKING POINT, UNTIL DECEMBER 2020. WE ARE LIVE AT TONIGHT. HOW DID LAWMAKERS COME TO HAD COMPROMISE? Reporter: GOOD EVENING. LAWMAKERS SAY THAT THE TIME WAS RIGHT TO DO THIS. THEY SAY THAT THE VOTES WERE THERE. ENOUGH REPUBLICANS, ENOUGH DEMOCRATS AND THE GOVERNOR WERE ON BOARD WITH IT AND TODAY THEY GOT THE DEAL DONE. NOBODY IS 100% HAPPY BUT I’M 95% HAPPY WITH WHAT THIS BILL DOES. I THINK IT’S A GREAT STEP FORWARD. Reporter: AFTER 53 WEEKS ON THE BOOKS IN NORTH CAROLINA LAWMAKERS REPEALED HOUSE BILL 2. INSTEAD THEY PASSED HOUSE BILL 142 TODAY. WE BELIEVE OVERALL THIS BILL ADDRESSES THE MAJOR ISSUES THAT HOUSE BILL 2 CREATED. THE ONLY ANSWER IS TO VET NO. I DON’T VOTE TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST OTHER CITIZENS. Reporter: HOUSE BILL 142 ALSO INCLUDED LANGUAGE THAT CLARIFIED THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS THE ONLY BODY THAT CAN REGULATE ACCESS TO MULTIOCCUPANCY LOCK EROOMS AND BATHROOMS. IT ALSO PROHIBITS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PASSING ORDINANCES THROUGH DECEMBER 2020. WHETHER TO VOTE YES OR NO HAD BOTH PARTIES DIVIDED. I’M DISAPPOINTED WE ARE HERE AT THIS POINT TRYING TO TAKE AWAY WHAT WE HAD. WE ARE STRONG PROTECTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND KIND OF REPLACE THEM IN ORDER TO RECEIVE ECONOMIC GAIN. THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE AND I HOPE YOU BELIEVE IS GOOD FOR NORTH CAROLINA AT THIS TIME. Reporter: THE BILL ACTUALLY STARTED AS ONE DEALING WITH LICENSING BOARDS. THAT’S THINGS THAT ARE RANGING FROM FUNERAL HOMES ALL THE WAY TO MASSAGE THERAPY AND OBVIOUSLY IT ENDED AS SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT. AHEAD AT SIX WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS AND WITH THE REPEAL WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS IN THE