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HB 873: Athlete Agents


Athlete Agents; Requires that individual who practices as athlete agent be licensed as professional athlete agent or limited athlete agent by DBPR; provides that agent contract may conform to form approved by national professional sports association for sport in which student athlete will be represented under certain circumstances; requires that athlete agent deposit surety bond with department before contacting athlete or entering into agent contract or contract for financial services with student athlete under certain conditions; prohibits athlete agent from offering or furnishing anything of value to student athlete or individual related to student athlete before student completes his or her last intercollegiate sports contest; requires department to send notice of athlete agent's conviction of offense to each national professional sports association that has certified agent; authorizes student athlete to sue for damages; requires department to publish on its Internet website information prescribing responsibilities of colleges & universities; requires department to notify athletic director or other appropriate official of each college or university of any changes to responsibilities; revises provisions relating to athlete agent's financial & business records; requires that records contain telephone number of each individual represented by athlete agent & name & address of each national professional sports association that certifies athlete agent.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/5/2011 House • Filed
12/21/2011 House • Referred to Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 85
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 84
3/9/2012 House • Died in Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee