TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Home members superior a invoice Monday that might permit faculty athletes to revenue from their identify, picture, or likeness.
The laws is backed by each College of Kansas and Kansas State College athletic administrators who say passing it’ll guarantee Kansas universities gained’t be at a recruiting drawback with establishments in states which have comparable legal guidelines, comparable to California and Florida. The invoice would permit faculty athletes to earn cash from endorsement offers and permit them to rent licensed brokers and attorneys.
The Home is scheduled for a last vote Tuesday. If accepted, the invoice would go to the Senate.
Congress is contemplating comparable payments associated to school sports activities, together with one from Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran. He launched a bill final week that might permit athletes to earn cash from endorsements, loosens restrictions round transfers and allow gamers to return to high school after coming into an expert league’s draft.
In Monday’s Statehouse debate, Rep. Susan Humphries, a Wichita Republican, stated the invoice goals to make sure a degree enjoying discipline for Kansas universities and faculties as Congress considers laws associated to compensation for faculty athletes.