Illinois and Oregon NIL Bills Signed Into Law

Last Updated on June 29, 2021

Two more states joined the eight states already set to go live on July 1. Along with Oklahoma and Nebraska, which can go into effect at any time, that makes 12 states ready to grant NIL rights to their student athletes on Thursday.

The NCAA board meets tomorrow to decide whether to accept the proposal voted on by the Division I Council, which would essentially allow schools to set their own NIL rules and regulations, subject to any state laws going into effect.

When do state name, image and likeness laws go into effect?


  • Oklahoma (schools can grant rights immediately, but no later than July 1, 2023)
  • Nebraska (schools can grant rights immediately, but no later than July 1, 2023)

July 1, 2021

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Illinois

July 23, 2021

  • Arizona

September 1, 2021

  • Connecticut

January 1, 2022

  • Arkansas
  • Tennessee
  • Nevada

July 1, 2022

  • South Carolina

December 31, 2022

  • Michigan

January 1, 2023

  • California (there’s currently a proposal to move up the date to no later than 1/1/22)
  • Colorado

June 1, 2023

  • Montana

July 1, 2023

  • Maryland


  • New Jersey (the law goes into effect the 5th academic year after passage)


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