Lawmakers look at putting HB2 on November ballot

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – House Bill Two has people across the state divided.

Now, it’s possible voters could head to the polls to decide the future of the law.

Lawmakers are looking at making it a constitutional amendment, but there are some hurdles they’d have to clear before that can happen.

For House Bill Two to make it to the ballot as a constitutional amendment, the House and Senate will need 60 percent of lawmakers to send it there.

“You may not vote for it to be a constitutional amendment, not because you disagree with the law, but because you don’t think the constitution is the place for that type of thing,” said Meredith College Science Professor David McLennan.

Many members in the community are expressing mixed feelings about whether they think it should be brought to a popular vote.

Lawmakers said they’re currently having lawyers look over whether HB2 could even be introduced as a constitutional amendment.

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