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Protecting Student Athletes and the Schools they Attend

I introduced HB 125, Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act, which is designed to protect student athletes from the predatory practices of some athlete agents, which include an agent giving large financial gifts to an athlete to enter into an agency contract. These practices can also harm educational institutions when a student athlete continues to play, even without the knowledge of the institution, after he or she has entered into an agency contract. The institution can face fines and sanctions such as forfeiting victories or being banned from bowl games.

The Bill received a unanimous Favorable Report when I presented it in each of the House Judiciary, Finance and Rules Committees, as well as a unanimous bi-partisan vote of 117 to 0 when I presented it on the House floor. The Bill is now in the Senate for Consideration.


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