Virginia NIL Law for NCAA

Both House Bill 7001 and Senate Bill 223 contribute to Virginia’s Name, Likeness, and Image (NIL) landscape. On August 10th, 2021, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed House Bill 7001 allowing intercollegiate student-athletes to earn compensation for the use of their NIL effective immediately. The following year on February 1, 2022, Senate Bill 223 was added as supplemental NIL legislation to expand on the regulations set forth in HB 7001. SB 223 established a more comprehensive NIL framework while also empowering institutions to aid student-athletes in navigating NIL opportunities.