The winner of the second Civitas Bad Bill of the Year tournament is… SB 1378, “Build North Carolina’s Future Act.” Over 1,200 votes were cast!
This bill, sponsored by Sen. Tony Foriest (D-Alamance), authorizes the state to borrow $451 million to build engineering schools at NC State University and North Carolina A&T State University that will also provide for capital equipment purchases for University of North Carolina school system and the Community College System.
SB 1378 beat out 15 other bad pieces of legislation, including the other finalist SB 1113/1114 “Carrboro Energy Efficiency/Renewable and Chapel Hill Energy Efficiency/Renewable” that grants the city council’s of Carrboro and Chapel Hill, respectively, the ability to engage in “no-bid” contracts.
Check out the entire bracket here. Thanks for your participation in this year’s tournament!