Student-athletes in Oregon are one step closer to being compensated for their name, image and likeness.
Per AJ McCord of KOIN, the Oregon State Senate passed a bill Monday that would give student-athletes the right to be paid, secure representation and receive endorsements. It would also enable them to maintain ownership of their name, image and likeness.
Similar to legislation passed in California, Senate Bill 1501 is designed to let college athletes profit from their participation in amateur sports.
Today the Oregon Senate passed SB 1501, which gives student-athletes the right to be paid, secure representation & receive endorsements. It also allows them to maintain ownership of their name, image and likeness.— AJ McCord (@AJ_McCord) February 17, 2020
It now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration
The NCAA’s amateurism rules currently prohibit college athletes from entering endorsements from brands like Nike or being paid to host summer camps to teach their sport. Under the current model, players are not allowed to participate in NCAA games if they receive payments.
Under this bill, Oregon softball outfielder Haley Cruse or Ducks football signee Dontae Manning could profit from their success as viral sensations on TikTok.
Me after changing my identity and trying to get another year of eligibility now that college athletes can get paid pic.twitter.com/HEGPfclF95— Haley Cruse (@haley_crusee) October 29, 2019
The bill will now go to the House of Representatives for consideration. If approved by the house, Governor Kate Brown will be next to sign off on the legislation.