College Athletes Could Earn Endorsement Cash if New Law Approved

Tanya Simon
September 11, 2019

The Assembly passed the companion bill, sending it to the Senate for a vote later Monday.

Because the bill was amended after it had passed the State Senate, it will have to return there for a concurrence vote that could come as early as Tuesday, according to the office of Sen. Nancy Skinner. The Assembly's variant included corrections tending to potential clashes between individual competitor arrangements and school bargains, for example, existing attire contracts. However, the Senate approved its version of the bill by a 31-5 margin, and the bill's basic intent remains unchanged. Newsom signed the bill into law that evening, reports CBS Sacramento. If he takes no action, the bill becomes law.

Universities oppose the bill, and the NCAA has warned the monthly bill could imply California universities would be ineligible for nationwide championships.

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children's vaccinations.

"I thank the Governor for standing with science, and once again making California a leader in safeguarding children and communities from diseases that threaten our public health", Pan said in a statement.

Iowa Joins Antitrust Investigation into Google’s Business Practices
The effort will be led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and includes both Democratic and Republican attorneys general. Amid rumors of a federal probe, 50 attorneys general have joined forces to launch an antitrust probe of the company.

"I think we all need to go back to the drawing board, sit down at the table and talk about solutions for our most vulnerable citizens", said Asm. "Because we have formidable schools". And we can leverage those things until 2023, when this bill takes effect. They would also own the rights to their name and image on all apparel. And it would halt universities and the NCAA from banning athletes who choose the dollars.

The Assembly voted on the bill after LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers tweeted his support for the legislation last week. A new national college-athlete advocacy group also has weighed in. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrated the bill passing Monday night. Extremely excited about the bill that passed tonight allowing players to be paid. Higher education athletes can responsibly get paid for what they do and the billions they generate.

One of the rulings specifically cited by Stanford is pending with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In a June letter, NCAA President Mark Emmert had asked California legislators to defer thought of the bill while a NCAA working gathering investigation of unprofessional quality arrangements is progressing. The current California legislative session is set to end on Friday.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER