CORRECTED: This post has been corrected to reflect the correct speaker for the closing argument.
The bill will now return to the Senate for concurrence, and then head to the governor’s desk for a signature.
An amendment that would delete “causes of” and substitute “risks for,” sponsored by Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, a Democrat from Wilson, passed in a vote of 110-4. The Committee on Health and Human Services struck down a similar amendment previously.
Rep. Paul Stam, a Republican from Apex and the bill’s main sponsor, supported the amendment, saying that “risk is not incorrect.” In a previous interview, though, he stated that “cause” is the correct “scientific term.”