The North Carolina legislature is at it again.
A new house bill introduced April 10 states that if the ACC boycotts the state for future championship game sites, the state would force UNC and N.C. State to withdraw from the conference.
Duke and Wake Forest would not be affected by this bill because the universitiesdon't receive state funding.
“We’re taking this seriously and we’re not going to sit back idly and let them do whatever they want to North Carolina,” said Rep. Mark Brody, a Republican told WNCN of Raleigh.
This new bill comes after the state voted and passed a repeal to the controversial HB2 "bathroom bill"in early April as a response to several sports governing bodies— including the NBA, NCAA and ACC— pulling events from the state. After the repeal, the NCAA and ACC stated that they would again accept bids from sites hoping to host championship events.
This new billappears to be an extreme failsafe to ensure the state will not be boycotted in the future.