Pennsylvania’s governor signed into law today an article in the state’s budget proposal that allows student athletes to be compensated for their name, image and likeness. The article is immediately in effect, however, it should be noted the NCAA’s guidance today when it passed its own interim policy specifically include a FAQ that states:
May an individual enter into an agreement regarding NIL with a professional service provider prior to July 1, 2021?
No. If an individual enters into an agreement regarding NIL with a professional service provider prior to July
1, 2021, they will jeopardize their amateur status and eligibility for intercollegiate participation in a particular
sport and will be subject to student-athlete reinstatement.
So, student athletes in Pennsylvania should hold out until tomorrow to start signing those NIL deals.
Schools will also be able to adopt their own rules consistent with these guidelines. We’ve begun tracking institutional policies here.
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
September 1, 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)
We are updating our state-by-state NIL law tracker as new states pass laws here.
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