Thank you Governor Newsom.
John Oliver does a great job of exposing the corrupt NCAA and the monopoly they maintain.
John Q. Public
This overrides the NCAA restrictions.
Should have happened long ago.
Only the best athletes will have commercial opportunities. Do you think they will want to play in a city like LA (USC and UCLA)? Or an entertainment capital like Tuscaloosa, AL? Once that starts, I predict many more states will follow. Especially the places where the populace has no life outside of the local college team. Like Tuscaloosa, AL.
They'll still get drafted. Which is the end game for most of them.
"How stupid is our country?"
They have no accountability. And want to keep it that way.
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Who is affected by the law? All players at California schools? Only the California residents? What about California residents playing for Bama? How does it affect leagues and scheduling? What about bowl games? Can the Rose Bowl be played? Do the Ohio State players have to be paid? Could UCLA play in, say, the Cotton Bowl? Does it apply to JC's? High schools? Middle schools - I assume it covers gymnastics?
I have no idea what's in the law but I couldn't imagine it being good law.
John Q. Public
67456. (a) (1) A postsecondary educational institution shall not uphold any rule, requirement, standard, or other limitation that prevents a student of that institution participating in intercollegiate athletics from earning compensation as a result of the use of the student’s name, image, or likeness. Earning compensation from the use of a student’s name, image, or likeness shall not affect the student’s scholarship eligibility.
(2) An athletic association, conference, or other group or organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics, including, but not limited to, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, shall not prevent a student of a postsecondary educational institution participating in intercollegiate athletics from earning compensation as a result of the use of the student’s name, image, or likeness.
(3) An athletic association, conference, or other group or organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics, including, but not limited to, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, shall not prevent a postsecondary educational institution from participating in intercollegiate athletics as a result of the compensation of a student athlete for the use of the student’s name, image, or likeness.
(b) A postsecondary educational institution, athletic association, conference, or other group or organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics shall not provide a prospective student athlete with compensation in relation to the athlete’s name, image, or likeness.
(c) (1) A postsecondary educational institution, athletic association, conference, or other group or organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics shall not prevent a California student participating in intercollegiate athletics from obtaining professional representation in relation to contracts or legal matters, including, but not limited to, representation provided by athlete agents or legal representation provided by attorneys.
(2) Professional representation obtained by student athletes shall be from persons licensed by the state. Professional representation provided by athlete agents shall be by persons licensed pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 18895) of Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code. Legal representation of student athletes shall be by attorneys licensed pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 6000) of Chapter 4 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.
(3) Athlete agents representing student athletes shall comply with the federal Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act, established in Chapter 104 (commencing with Section 7801) of Title 15 of the United States Code, in their relationships with student athletes.
(d) A scholarship from the postsecondary educational institution in which a student is enrolled that provides the student with the cost of attendance at that institution is not compensation for purposes of this section, and a scholarship shall not be revoked as a result of earning compensation or obtaining legal representation pursuant to this section.
(e) (1) A student athlete shall not enter into a contract providing compensation to the athlete for use of the athlete’s name, image, or likeness if a provision of the contract is in conflict with a provision of the athlete’s team contract.
(2) A student athlete who enters into a contract providing compensation to the athlete for use of the athlete’s name, image, or likeness shall disclose the contract to an official of the institution, to be designated by the institution.
(3) An institution asserting a conflict described in paragraph (1) shall disclose to the athlete or the athlete’s legal representation the relevant contractual provisions that are in conflict.
(f) A team contract of a postsecondary educational institution’s athletic program shall not prevent a student athlete from using the athlete’s name, image, or likeness for a commercial purpose when the athlete is not engaged in official team activities. It is the intent of the Legislature that this prohibition shall apply only to contracts entered into, modified, or renewed on or after the enactment of this section.
(g) For purposes of this section, “postsecondary educational institution” means any campus of the University of California or the California State University, an independent institution of higher education, as defined in Section 66010, or a private postsecondary educational institution, as defined in Section 94858.
(h) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2023.
SEC. 3. Section 67457 is added to the Education Code, to read:
67457. (a) (1) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall convene a community college athlete name, image, and likeness working group. The working group shall include, but not be limited to, the following members:
(A) A chancellor’s office representative.
(B) A California Community College Athletic Association representative.
(C) At least two community college student athletes.
(D) A community college athletic administrator.
(E) A community college athletic coach.
(F) A Student Senate for California Community Colleges representative.
(G) One member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(H) One member appointed by the Senate Rules Committee.
(2) All appointments to the working group shall be completed on or before July 1, 2020.
(b) The working group shall do both of the following:
(1) Review existing California Community College Athletic Association bylaws, state and federal laws, and national athletic association bylaws regarding a college athlete’s use of the athlete’s name, image, and likeness for compensation.
(2) On or before July 1, 2021, submit a report to the California Community College Athletic Association and the Legislature, pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, containing its findings and policy recommendations in connection with its review pursuant to paragraph (1).
(c) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on July 1, 2025.
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/face ... 20200SB206
"The Fair Pay to Play Act allows college athletes in California to sign endorsement deals; earn compensation based on the usage of their name, image and likeness; and sign all types of licensing contracts that would allow them to earn money.
These college athletes would also be able to hire an agent licensed by the state to represent them in any deals.
California member schools will arguably have an advantage in recruiting athletes, as they are allowed to profit from their name, image and likeness.
And now that California state law is at odds with the policies of the NCAA, member schools may have to choose between defying or leaving the organization -- or the NCAA will have to change its rules.
"It seems unlikely that the NCAA would terminate the memberships of California colleges on account of following state law," Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann wrote in May. "After all, the NCAA profits considerably by having member schools in the state with the highest GDP and largest population."
To avoid losing those schools, the NCAA will have to either create a separate set of rules for member schools in California, or allow all college athletes to benefit from the same rights bestowed on athletes in California, McCann said."
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/30/spor ... index.html
"The law, which is scheduled to go into effect in January 2023, does not require schools to pay athletes directly as employees. Instead, it makes it illegal for schools to prevent an athlete from earning money by selling the rights to his or her name, image or likeness to outside bidders.
The law also allows for college athletes to hire a licensed agent to represent them. The bill was amended several times, including a recent provision that prevents athletes from signing endorsement deals that conflict with their team's sponsors. For example, a basketball player could not wear Nike products during team events if he or she plays for a school that is sponsored by Under Armour.
Current NCAA rules do not allow players to accept any compensation related to their status as a college athlete from outside sources."
https://www.espn.com/college-sports/sto ... y-play-act
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John Q. Public
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