GA HB617 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Passed on May 6 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-06 - Effective Date 2021-07-01
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 3 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to postsecondary education, so as to provide that student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at postsecondary educational institutions may receive compensation for the use of the student athlete's name, image, or likeness; to provide for application to intercollegiate athletic associations; to allow for professional representation of such student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics; to provide for findings; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Postsecondary education; student athletes may receive compensation for use of name, image, or likeness; provide


Roll Calls

2021-03-31 - Senate - Agree To House Amendment To Senate Amendment: Senate Vote #440 (Y: 43 N: 8 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-31 - House - Agree Sen Am As Am: House Vote #413 (Y: 163 N: 5 NV: 8 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-31 - Senate - Passage As Amended : Senate Vote #401 (Y: 50 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-31 - Senate - Adoption Of Amendment #2 By The Senator From The 46th: Senate Vote #400 (Y: 46 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-08 - House - Passage: House Vote #207 (Y: 171 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2021-05-06 Effective Date 2021-07-01
2021-05-06 Act 228
2021-05-06HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2021-04-09HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2021-03-31SenateSenate Agreed House Amend or Sub
2021-03-31HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
2021-03-31SenateSenate Passed/Adopted As Amended
2021-03-31SenateSenate Third Read
2021-03-31SenateSenate Taken from Table
2021-03-29SenateSenate Tabled
2021-03-25SenateSenate Read Second Time
2021-03-25SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported
2021-03-09SenateSenate Read and Referred
2021-03-08HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2021-03-08HouseHouse Third Readers
2021-03-05HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2021-02-25HouseHouse Second Readers
2021-02-24HouseHouse First Readers
2021-02-23HouseHouse Hopper

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