California Assembly approves vaccine bill sought by governor

Maricruz Casares
Setiembre 11, 2019

NCAA rules presently allow athletes to make money from their name, image or likeness, but only under a series of specific conditions, including that no reference can be made to their involvement in college sports.

SB 206, the Fair Pay To Play Act, cleared the Assembly by a vote of 72-0.

Opponents of recently passed legislation to tighten the rules on giving exemptions for vaccinations, demonstrate against a companion measure the state Senate gallery at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.

If the legislation reaches Newsom's desk, he will have 30 days to sign it or veto it. Once signed, it will go into effect January 1, 2023.

Last week, LA Lakers superstar LeBron James, who did not attend college, expressed his support of the bill before it was provisionally passed.

Public support for the bill poured in from National Basketball Association players LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

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In a statement to ABC News on Tuesday, the NCAA said it is closely monitoring the legislation.

According to a history and summary of the bill that was written last week by the staff of an Assembly committee and includes comments for and against, Stanford University's written opposition states, in part, that the bill "is inconsistent with recent court rulings ...that determined that all student-athlete benefits must be tied directly to education purposes only". The bill awaits approval from State Senate and a signature from Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to the CBSSports.

The state Senate overwhelmingly voted 31-5 in favor to pass the bill in May, but since it has been amended since then, it will soon go back for a vote in California's Senate where it is expected to pass. "As a result, it likely would have a negative impact on the exact student-athletes it intends to assist". "College athletes can responsibly get paid for what they do and the billions they create".

She said the rules have "disproportionately harmed students from low-income families", including many who live below the poverty line while attempting to simultaneously fulfill their dreams in the athletic arena and the classroom. Nancy Skinner. The Assembly's variant included corrections tending to potential clashes between individual competitor arrangements and school bargains, for example, existing attire contracts.

The action taken by California lawmakers appears to be gaining national traction. An athlete would not be allowed to have a deal that conflicts with a school contract, but a school contract would not be allowed to restrict an athlete from using their name, image and likeness for a commercial goal when not engaged in official team activities.

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