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Lawmaker to file bill, accusing NCAA, ACC of breaking rules over HB2

Mark Brody (N.C. Legislature photo)

RALEIGH - Mark Brody, a Union County lawmaker, said he will introduce a bill that would mandate that officials figure out whether the NCAA and ACC broke the rules in the House Bill 2 fallout.

HB2 requires transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates and blocks expansion of LGBT rights in local ordinances and state law. HB2 prompted some businesses and sporting events to spurn North Carolina.

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In September, the NCAA and ACC announced they were moving several championships from North Carolina.

In a Facebook post, Brody, a Republican representative, said he plans to file the Athletic Association Accountability Act.

He said if the measure passes, officials would determine if the NCAA and ACC engaged in political or lobby activities, a direct violation of their tax-exempt status.

Both organizations pulled championship events from the state because of House Bill 2.

"The NCAA and the ACC have allegedly engaged in excessive lobbying activities that exceeded their respective charters by using economic retaliation against NC for the purpose of forcing the General Assembly to adopt social legislation that is not connected to their core mission," Brody wrote.

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