GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2017-4
HOUSE BILL 142
aN act to reset s.l. 2016‑3.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. S.L. 2016‑3 and S.L. 2016‑99 are repealed.
SECTION 2. Chapter 143 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new Article to read:
"Preemption of Regulation of Access to Multiple Occupancy Restrooms.
"§ 143‑760. Preemption of regulation of access to multiple occupancy restrooms, showers, or changing facilities.
State agencies, boards, offices, departments, institutions, branches of government, including The University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System, and political subdivisions of the State, including local boards of education, are preempted from regulation of access to multiple occupancy restrooms, showers, or changing facilities, except in accordance with an act of the General Assembly."
SECTION 3. No local government in this State may enact or amend an ordinance regulating private employment practices or regulating public accommodations.
SECTION 4. This act is effective when it becomes law. Section 3 of this act expires on December 1, 2020.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 30th day of March, 2017.
s/ Philip E. Berger
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
s/ Tim Moore
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Roy Cooper
Approved 3:52 p.m. this 30th day of March, 2017