Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill allowing student athletes to be compensated for use of their name, image and likeness today. Arkansas becomes the 11th state to enact such legislation, joining Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey and New Mexico.
Georgia will likely soon become the 12th state, as legislation there has already passed the House and Senate and is only awaiting a signature from the governor. That law would go into effect July 1, 2021.
When do state name, image and likeness laws go into effect?
July 1, 2021
- New Mexico
July 23, 2021
January 1, 2022
December 31, 2022
January 1, 2023
July 1, 2023
- New Jersey (the law goes into effect the 5th academic year after passage)
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