High school student-athletes; use of name, image, or likeness. (HB617)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria), Del. Rae Cousins (D-Richmond), and Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


High school student-athletes; use of name, image, or likeness. Establishes rights, duties, and prohibitions relating to the use of the name, image, or likeness of high school student-athletes that are equivalent to those established in law for college student-athletes. The bill also requires the Department of Education to publish in a publicly accessibly format on its website information about laws that are applicable to any contract entered into by a student-athlete relating to compensation for the use of his name, image, or likeness. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation will cost approximately $270,000 per year. This includes salary and benefit costs for two positions in the Office of the Student-Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Contract Ombudsman, as well as equipment, travel, training, and other support costs for these employees and the Office. The funding for these costs will come from the General Fund.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103367D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
01/25/2024Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB617)
01/29/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
01/29/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2024Reported from Education with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Committee substitute printed 24106464D-H1
01/31/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2024Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/05/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Appropriations with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Committee substitute printed 24106900D-H2
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee on Education substitute rejected 24106464D-H1
02/12/2024Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 24106900D-H2
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB617H2
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (66-Y 33-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (66-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed by for the day
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
03/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB617H2)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB617ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB617ER)
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 694 (effective 7/1/24)

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