Texas Governor Greg Abbott has now signed his state’s name, image and likeness legislation into law, brining the total to 19 states with NIL laws. Texas will join five other schools set to go into effect July 1, 2021. Oklahoma and Nebraska’s laws allowed schools to grant rights immediately upon signing, but each requires certain conditions to be met first. To date, none of the schools in either of those states has granted the rights to student athletes.
Four other states have bills awaiting signatures from their governors: Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana and Missouri.
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
- New Mexico
July 23, 2021
January 1, 2022
July 1, 2022
- South Carolina
December 31, 2022
January 1, 2023
- California (there’s currently a proposal to move up the date to no later than 1/1/22)
June 1, 2023
July 1, 2023
- New Jersey (the law goes into effect the 5th academic year after passage)
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