North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' May Cost Them Sports Tourism Revenue, Again
07 February, 2017, 01:21 | Author: Essie Rivera
The NCAA is reportedly close to extending their ban on holding championship events in the state of North Carolina for another five years if the state's controversial HB2 bill isn't repealed in the next 12 days, according Luke DeCock of Raleigh's News-Observer.
North Carolina won't host any future NCAA championship events if it doesn't repeal its transgender bathroom law, officials with the college sports organization have warned, a possible precedent as Texas lawmakers consider a similar measure.
"Our contacts at the NCAA tell us that, due to their stance on HB2, all North Carolina bids will be pulled from the review process and removed from consideration", Dupree said.
Dupree told legislators that the NCAA would begin reviewing bids to host championship events, covering four years through the 2021-22 academic year, in a week to 10 days and that N.C. bids could be pulled from the process.
The law has already cost the state dearly: previous year, the National Basketball Association moved the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, while the NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference relocated sporting events out of the state. Dupree notes that those events have a potential economic impact of at least $250 million.
"What's more, in terms of youth and amateur sports in the United States, the NCAA exerts tremendous influence", Dupree wrote.
There is now a repeal bill that was filed in the Senate and sent to the Senate rules committee. "Our window to act is closing rapidly", Dupree writes in the letter.
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"Our last chance to save these events is now". "It will be a shame if HB2 is resolved one day too late". SB25 seeks to repeal the full piece of legislation from the North Carolina books with no six-month moratorium; in all likelihood, it will fail.
A version of the bill was defeated by a 32-16 vote, with all 16 Democrats and 16 Republicans voting against a clean repeal of the bill.
Members of North Carolina's Democratic Party have said repeatedly since Roy Cooper was elected governor in November (and undercut by Pat McCrory in December) that repealing the bill would be a top priority during the General Assembly's initial legislative session. Democrats said they objected to a moratorium on local ordinances.
The NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference relocated several events this academic year because of HB2.
In a statement, he said Cooper would "have to work toward a compromise that keeps women from being forced to share bathrooms and shower facilities with men to move past this distraction".
Today, HRC and Equality NC blasted North Carolina Republican leadership's reckless refusal to allow a vote to fully repeal HB2 - the deeply discriminatory law that continues to inflict profound damage on the state's people, reputation, and economy.
"If the N.C. legislature is trying to test the resolve of organizations, such as the NBA, ACC and NCAA, I believe they are in for a rude awakening at a cost to the state - in terms of lost economic impact stemming from visitor spending at sporting events - in excess of $100 million annually", Rishe said.
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