What is the Hawaii NIL Law?
The Hawaii NIL Law finds that the restriction on student athletes of institutions participating in intercollegiate athletics from earning compensation as a result of the use of the student athlete’s name, image, or likeness is a matter of statewide concern. The legislature further finds that this Act addresses a legitimate and significant public purpose. The stories are numerous of intercollegiate athletes generating millions of dollars in revenue for their institution, while they themselves must go hungry due to strict restrictions on what, if any, benefits they can receive in return. This measure would address these types of inequitable situations.
When does Hawaii NIL Compliance Start?
Hawaii NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies.
How does Hawaii NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Hawaii 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 Hawaii Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Hawaii should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by NCAA Interim Policies. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Hawaii 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.