assembly Bill A8620A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "New York collegiate athletic participation compensation act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Oct 23, 2019 print number 8620a
Oct 23, 2019 amend and recommit to higher education
Oct 02, 2019 referred to higher education

A8620 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6722
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§6438-a & 6438-b, Ed L

A8620 - Summary

Relates to enacting the "New York collegiate athletic participation compensation act"; allows student-athletes to receive compensation including for the use of a student's name, image or likeness; allows student athletes to seek professional representation; requires colleges to establish a sports injury health savings account to provide compensation to athletes for career ending or long-term injuries (view more) requires colleges to establish a wage fund to be paid out to all student-athletes attending the college; requires colleges to take fifteen percent of revenue earned from athletics ticket sales and divide such revenue among student-athletes; establishes the community college athlete name, image and likeness working group.

A8620 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8620

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 2, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the "New York
  collegiate athletic participation compensation act"

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.   Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York collegiate athletic participation compensation act".
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding two  new  sections  6438-a
and 6438-b to read as follows:
  §  6438-A.  STUDENT-ATHLETE  COMPENSATION.  1. (A) A COLLEGE SHALL NOT
UPHOLD  ANY  RULE,  REQUIREMENT,  STANDARD,  OR  OTHER  LIMITATION  THAT
PREVENTS  A STUDENT OF THAT INSTITUTION PARTICIPATING IN INTERCOLLEGIATE
ATHLETICS FROM EARNING COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION  INCLUDING
AS  A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE STUDENT'S NAME, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS. EARN-
ING COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION INCLUDING FROM THE  USE  OF  A
STUDENT'S NAME, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS SHALL NOT AFFECT THE STUDENT'S SCHOL-
ARSHIP ELIGIBILITY.
  (B)  AN  ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, CONFERENCE, OR OTHER GROUP OR ORGANIZA-
TION WITH AUTHORITY OVER INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS, INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO,  THE  NATIONAL  COLLEGIATE  ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, SHALL NOT
PREVENT A STUDENT OF A COLLEGE PARTICIPATING IN INTERCOLLEGIATE  ATHLET-
ICS  FROM  EARNING  COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION INCLUDING AS A
RESULT OF THE USE OF THE STUDENT'S NAME, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS.
  (C) AN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, CONFERENCE, OR OTHER GROUP  OR  ORGANIZA-
TION  WITH  AUTHORITY OVER INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE NATIONAL  COLLEGIATE  ATHLETIC  ASSOCIATION,  SHALL  NOT
PREVENT  A  COLLEGE FROM PARTICIPATING IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS AS A
RESULT OF THE COMPENSATION OF A STUDENT-ATHLETE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
INCLUDING FOR THE USE OF THE STUDENT'S NAME, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12040-03-9

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A8620A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6722
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§6438-a & 6438-b, Ed L

A8620A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to enacting the "New York collegiate athletic participation compensation act"; allows student-athletes to receive compensation including for the use of a student's name, image or likeness; allows student athletes to seek professional representation; requires colleges to establish a sports injury health savings account to provide compensation to athletes for career ending or long-term injuries (view more) requires colleges to establish a wage fund to be paid out to all student-athletes attending the college; requires colleges to take fifteen percent of revenue earned from athletics ticket sales and divide such revenue among student-athletes; establishes the community college athlete name, image and likeness working group.

A8620A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 8620--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 2, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Higher Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the "New York
  collegiate athletic participation compensation act"

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York collegiate athletic participation compensation act".
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding two  new  sections  6438-a
and 6438-b to read as follows:
  §  6438-A.  STUDENT-ATHLETE  COMPENSATION.  1. (A) A COLLEGE SHALL NOT
UPHOLD  ANY  RULE,  REQUIREMENT,  STANDARD,  OR  OTHER  LIMITATION  THAT
PREVENTS  A STUDENT OF THAT INSTITUTION PARTICIPATING IN INTERCOLLEGIATE
ATHLETICS FROM EARNING COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION  INCLUDING
AS  A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE STUDENT'S NAME, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS. EARN-
ING COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION INCLUDING FROM THE  USE  OF  A
STUDENT'S NAME, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS SHALL NOT AFFECT THE STUDENT'S SCHOL-
ARSHIP ELIGIBILITY.
  (B)  AN  ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, CONFERENCE, OR OTHER GROUP OR ORGANIZA-
TION WITH AUTHORITY OVER INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS, INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO,  THE  NATIONAL  COLLEGIATE  ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, SHALL NOT
PREVENT A STUDENT OF A COLLEGE PARTICIPATING IN INTERCOLLEGIATE  ATHLET-
ICS  FROM  EARNING  COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION INCLUDING AS A
RESULT OF THE USE OF THE STUDENT'S NAME, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS.
  (C) AN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, CONFERENCE, OR OTHER GROUP  OR  ORGANIZA-
TION  WITH  AUTHORITY OVER INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE NATIONAL  COLLEGIATE  ATHLETIC  ASSOCIATION,  SHALL  NOT
PREVENT  A  COLLEGE FROM PARTICIPATING IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS AS A
RESULT OF THE COMPENSATION OF A STUDENT-ATHLETE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
INCLUDING FOR THE USE OF THE STUDENT'S NAME, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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