assembly Bill A7222

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes student athletes to receive compensation for the use of the athlete's name, image, or likeness

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Apr 29, 2021 referred to higher education

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A7222 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4771
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6438-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6761

A7222 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes student athletes to receive compensation for the use of the athlete's name, image, or likeness and allows student athletes to seek professional representation.

A7222 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7222
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. DICKENS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  authorizing  student
   athletes  to  receive  compensation  for  the  use of his or her name,
   image, or likeness
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6438-a
 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 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.
   (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 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 FOR THE USE OF THE
 ATHLETE'S NAME, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS.
   2. A COLLEGE, ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION,  CONFERENCE,  OR  OTHER  GROUP  OR
 ORGANIZATION  WITH  AUTHORITY  OVER  INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS SHALL NOT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04393-01-1