Alabama NIL Law for NCAA

Alabama was one of the first states to pass legislation for Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) guidelines for colleges and institutions. This legislation was passed on April 20, 2021 and took effect July 1, 2021. Governor Kay Ivey signed House Bill 404 allowing intercollegiate student athletes the ability to earn compensation for the use of their NIL in the State of Alabama. However, this legislation was short-lived as it was repealed February 3, 2022 due to an interim NIL policy being put into place by the NCAA that conveyed more lenient rules than HB404. The State of Alabama now follows the NIL regulations set forth by the NCAA. There is also a proposed bill to allow NIL for high school athletes in Alabama, however it is still pending House approval.