Bill allowing SC athletes to use name, image goes to third reading | New
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) – A bill to allow South Carolina varsity athletes to take advantage of their name, image and likeness is getting closer to Governor McMaster’s office.
In a second reading on Wednesday, the South Carolina State House voted 103 to 15 to pass the bill, with players to be paid for their trade deals. The state Senate approved the legislation earlier this month in a vote of nearly 22-21.
Lawmakers and sports offices say this bill will help with retention and recruitment. “I think the other part that’s really important, something that South Carolina is doing well – and something that we would like to see from a national solution perspective – is protecting student athletes from uninvited activities. qualms of outside agents or anyone else looking to do it. Just make sure these things are competitively balanced, “said Jeff Kallin, associate athletic director at Clemson University.
The bill is expected to receive a third reading on Thursday before being sent for signature by the governor.
If signed by McMaster, the bill is expected to come into force on July 1, 2022.
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