What is the Pennsylvania NIL Law?
The Pennsylvania NIL Law is an Article that is embedded within the State Budget proposal under “Senate Bill 381” authorizing an intercollegiate athlete at a postsecondary educational institution to earn compensation for the use of her or his Name, Image, or Likeness (NIL), and to see professional representation.
When does Pennsylvania NIL Compliance Start?
Pennsylvania NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies and with the passage of Senate Bill 381, Pennsylvania State NIL laws also took effect on July 1, 2021.
How does Pennsylvania NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Pennsylvania 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 other opportunities!
What are Pennsylvania Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Pennsylvania should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by Senate Bill 381. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Florida 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.