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PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For UNIFORM COLLEGE STUDENT ATHLETE NAME, IMAGE, OR LIKENESS ACT

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON COLORADO COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS
Date Jan 14, 2022      
Location HCR 0107



Uniform College Student Athlete Name, Image, or Likeness Act - To be drafted as a Commission Bill


09:51:12 AM  

Commissioner McGihon referenced an email from the Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS) comparing the uniform act to Senate Bill 20-123. Her impression was that the uniform act fills in blanks left by SB20-123 and because of this, the uniform act is worth considering. She indicated that she has tried to contact the 2020 bill's sponsor, Senator Coleman, to see if he would be interested in moving the act forward.

         Commissioner Mielke noted that this is a nationwide issue as students move across the country to attend universities and student athletes have indicated that this issue is highly relevant to their college choice decisions. It is also important to be uniform across the states to protect the students. Commissioner Gardner shared concerns with the commission moving too quickly to undo recently enacted law and that this act might not make sense to pursue at this time unless the prior bill's sponsor was involved. The commission concurred with approaching the 2020 bill sponsors.

         Commissioner Love asked for clarification regarding the bill's status if there is no sponsor by the introduction deadline. It was determined that the bill could remain active past that point since once a sponsor was found that person could request delayed authorization to introduce the bill later in session.

         Commissioner Gardner moved that the commission proceed with drafting and seeking sponsors for the introduction of the Uniform College Student Athlete Name, Image or Likeness Act. Commissioner Mielke seconded and the motion passed without objection.



10:01:25 AM
Motion Moved that the commission proceed with drafting and seeking sponsors for the introduction of the Uniform College Student Athlete Name, Image or Likeness Act.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Alicia Duran Excused
Gardner
Thomas Grimshaw Excused
Yelana Love
Donald Mielke
Charley Pike
Sara Scott Excused
Tipper Excused
Claire Levy
Anne McGihon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection