SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers are debating whether to let student athletes sign endorsement deals and hire agents.
The legislation is Senate Bill 206READ MORE: California Reopens: San Francisco Celebrates End Of COVID Restrictions; 'You Can Look At People, You Can Smile'
The proposed law could upend the multibillion-dollar business of college sports and scrap policies that strictly limit the ways in which college athletes can profit from their name, image and likeness.
SB206 backers argue it is a matter of fairness. But universities across the state are opposing the law, arguing it would put them in direct conflict with National Collegiate Athletic Association policies.READ MORE: UPDATE: Crews Respond To Structure Fire In Oakland
The state Senate passed the bill last month and an Assembly committee approved it Tuesday.
The bill goes next to the Assembly Higher Education Committee.MORE NEWS: CA Election Officials Want Newsom Recall Held After Mid-September
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