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Bill Detail: SB20-123

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Title Compensation And Representation Of Student Athletes
Status Sent to the Governor (03/14/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Higher Education
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
J. Coleman (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 01/24/2020

The bill states that, except as may be required by an athletic
association, conference, or other group or organization with authority

over intercollegiate athletics (association), including the National
Collegiate Athletic Association, an institution of higher education
(institution) shall not uphold any rule, requirement, standard, or other
limitation that prevents a student athlete of the institution from earning
compensation from the use of the student athlete's name, image, or
likeness (compensation). A student athlete's earning of compensation may
not affect the student's scholarship eligibility. An association shall neither
prevent a student athlete from earning compensation nor prevent an
institution from participating in intercollegiate athletics because a student
athlete receives compensation. Neither an institution nor an association
  • Provide compensation or remuneration to a prospective
student athlete; nor
  • Prevent a student athlete from obtaining professional
representation in relation to contracts or legal matters,
including representation provided by athlete advisors and
legal representation provided by attorneys.
A student athlete shall not enter into a contract providing
compensation to the student athlete (athlete contract) if the athlete
contract conflicts with a contract of the team for which the student athlete
competes (team contract). A team contract that is entered into, modified,
or renewed on or after the effective date of the bill may not prevent a
student athlete from using the student athlete's name, image, or likeness
for a commercial purpose when the student athlete is not engaged in
official team activities. A student athlete who enters into an athlete
contract shall disclose the athlete contract to the athletic director of the
institution within 72 hours after the student athlete enters into the athlete
Any commission of an act prohibited by the bill is an unfair trade
practice for the purpose of enforcement of the Colorado Consumer
Protection Act, except that the commission of a prohibited act by a
student athlete is not an unfair trade practice.
The bill takes effect August 31, 2021.

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