What is the Georgia NIL Law?
A Law 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. (Link)
When does Georgia NIL Compliance Start?
Georgia NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies and with the passage of House Bill 617, Georgia State NIL laws also took effect on July 1, 2021.
How does Georgia NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Georgia NCAA Student-Athletes will be able to earn compensation for the use of her or his name, image, or likeness (NIL) through a multitude of different opportunities. Student-Athletes can now make money for things such as endorsements, sponsorships, appearances, autographs, memorabilia, podcasts, camps, clinics, private lessons, crowdfunding, and many more!
What are Georgia Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Georgia should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by House Bill 617. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Georgia NIL will allow all parties to safely and successfully navigate the new landscape. The next most important aspect would be the compliance component of NIL. Not only do students need to make sure they are entering agreements that are compliant with the passed state regulations, but they need to make sure they are transparent with their school to avoid any institutional conflicts.