NCAA had warned that Cali schools could be banned from postseason play because this law would give them an unfair advantage. Legislature said we don’t care, you’re not going to shaft California athletes any more. Three-year grace period to give schools and the NCAA time to adjust. The state Senate approved a similar but not identical bill, so they have to reconcile the differences before it goes to the governor.
Yes, Cali is a liberal state, but a Republican congressman from ratcheer in North Carolina is proposing a similar measure which would apply nationwide.