Intercollegiate athletics; student-athletes, compensation and representation for name, image, etc. (HB507)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Intercollegiate athletics; student-athletes; compensation and representation for name, image, or likeness. Establishes several parameters for the compensation and representation of a student-athlete related to the use of such student's name, image, or likeness. The bill prohibits any private institution of higher education, associate-degree-granting public institution of higher education, or baccalaureate public institution of higher education or any agent thereof; athletic association; athletic conference; or other organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics from (i) providing a prospective student-athlete or a student-athlete with compensation for the use of his name, image, or likeness; (ii) prohibiting or preventing a student-athlete from earning such compensation, except in certain circumstances enumerated in the bill; (iii) prohibiting or preventing a student-athlete from obtaining professional representation by a registered athlete agent or legal representation by a licensed attorney in connection with issues related to name, image, or likeness; (iv) declaring a student-athlete ineligible for intercollegiate athletic competition because he earns such compensation or obtains such representation; or (v) reducing, canceling, revoking, or not renewing an athletic scholarship because a student-athlete earns such compensation or obtains such representation. The bill establishes several other conditions and limitations relating to pre-agreement disclosures, the use of the institution's property, and the effect on employment status in connection with a student-athlete's use of his name, image, or likeness. The bill also amends the definition of "athlete agent" in relevant law to permit such agents to represent a student-athlete in connection with issues related to name, image, or likeness, including negotiating, securing, obtaining, arranging, and managing name, image, or likeness opportunities. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104070D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB507)
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1

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