What is the New Hampshire NIL Law?
The New Hampshire NIL law is where the general court seeks to help ensure college athletes have equal rights and economic freedoms afforded to all students and residents in the state of New Hampshire. Also, the general court recognizes the disproportionate negative impact that economic and legal restrictions have on African American and female college athletes. College sports is a $14 billion dollar industry with millionaire coaches and lucrative apparel deals that require college athletes to advertise for commercial interests. The law establishes rules prohibiting college athlete compensation for use of name, image, and likeness rights, or athletics reputation do not bring forth competitive equity and cannot justify denying college athletes equal rights and economic freedom.
When does New Hampshire NIL Compliance Start?
New Hampshire NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies. If and when House Bill 1505 is passed into law, New Hampshire State NIL laws would take effect on July 1, 2022.
How does New Hampshire NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of New Hampshire should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by House Bill 1505. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for New Hampshire 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.