Oct 3, 2019


On September 30, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 206, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, into law.

The landmark law allows collegiate athletes – for the first time in history – to profit from their name, image and likeness.

The law takes effect January 1, 2023.

California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs SB 206 Into Law

In the aftermath of the news of the passage of California’s SB 206 has come interest in the principle from other states.

Legislators across the country are now making public their intention to pursue a similar law in their own states.

Below is a detailed list of states in play for legislation that allows collegiate athletes to be compensated for their name, image and/or likeness:

Federal: U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (NC) and Cedric Richmond (LA) (HR 1804)

California: Nancy Skinner SB 206 / Fair Pay to Play Act / Jan. 1, 2023

Colorado: Owen Hill, Jeff Bridges
Florida: Kionne McGhee (HB 251)
Illinois: Chris Welch (HB 3904)
Kentucky: Morgan McGarvey
Minnesota: Nolan West
Nevada: Jason Frierson, Yvanna Cancela
New Mexico: Mark Moores
New York: Kevin S. Parker (S6722)
Pennsylvania: Dan Miller, Ed Gainey
South Carolina: Marlon Kimpson, Justin Bamberg
Washington: Drew Stokesbary (HB 1084)