California NIL law takes effect earlier than planned after Gov. Newson accelerates Fair Pay to Play Act

Sep 1, 2021

California college athletes are now able to earn money from their name, image and likeness after Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation Tuesday, earlier than originally planned, that implemented California’s Fair Pay to Play Act.

The governor's signature to accelerate the athlete pay law allows student athletes enrolled in public and private four-year institutions to earn money from their name, image or likeness. Additionally, student athletes can hire sports agents and won't lose their scholarships if they receive income for their work.

Source: Inside Higher Ed