With just weeks left in the legislative session, North Carolina lawmakers are expected to consider a bill that would double down on a controversial law that targets the LGBT community.

House Bill 2 has been under fire since it was approved in March during a one-day special session. The law blocks cities from enacting LGBT protections and prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in government buildings, including schools.

Passage led to canceled conventions and concerts and even job losses for the state.

According to the News & Observer, state Rep. Darren Jackson, a Democrat, has seen the proposed changes.

Jackson said that the bill would restore the ability to file employment discrimination lawsuits in state courts and stiffen the penalties for people who commit crimes in bathrooms. Most notably, the bill would not fix the law's most controversial aspects.

“I don't view this as a fix at all,” Jackson told the paper. “I don't view it as a step in the right direction.”

Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, denounced the plan.

“The last time these lawmakers got together behind closed doors, we ended up with this vile HB2 law that has threatened millions of people across the state of North Carolina,” Griffin said in a blog post. “We’ve seen this show before and we know how it ends. If these reports are true, the actions of these legislators are about to make the mess they’ve created even worse. By doubling down on this mistake, they will continue to harm residents and visitors as well as alienate businesses who want to see HB2 repealed and replaced with statewide non-discrimination protections.”

Republican leaders have repeatedly defended House Bill 2.

The bill could be introduced as early as this week, the News & Observer reported.