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California Gov. Newsom Signs SB 206, Taking on Long-Standing Power Imbalance in College Sports

Oct 01, 2019 - Targeted News Service

Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-California, issued the following news release:

The Fair Play to Pay Act makes California the first state in the nation to allow student athletes to receive compensation from the use of their name, image and likeness.

Newsom: "Colleges and universities reap billions from these student athletes' sacrifices and success but block them from earning a single dollar. That's a bankrupt model -- one that puts institutions ahead of the students they are supposed to serve."

SACRAMENTO - Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act (SB 206) by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) on a special episode of UNINTERRUPTED's The Shop, which gives college student athletes in California the ability to benefit financially from their name, image and li...