What is the Washington NIL Law?
The Washington NIL law is an act relating to unfair practices involving compensation of athletes in higher education that proposes to allow Washington student athletes to earn compensation from the use of their name, image, or likeness.
When does Washington NIL Compliance Start?
Washington NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies. If and when House Bill 1084 is passed into law, Washington State NIL laws would take effect on January 1, 2023.
How does Washington NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Washington 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 Washington Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Washington should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by House Bill 1084. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Washington 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.