SB 1401

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 18, 2022
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

College Athlete Race and Gender Equity Act.

Abstract

The Student Athlete Bill of Rights prohibits California postsecondary educational institutions from upholding any rule, requirement, standard or other limitation that prevents an intercollegiate student athlete from earning compensation as a result of the use of the student's name, image, likeness, or athletic reputation. Existing law prohibits a postsecondary educational institution, athletic association, conference or other group or organization with authority over intercollegiate athletics from providing a prospective student athlete with compensation in relation to the athlete's name, image, likeness, or athletic reputation. Existing law authorizes an institution of higher education to establish a degree completion fund, in accordance with applicable rules and bylaws of the governing body of the institution and applicable rules and bylaws of any athletic association of which the institution is a member. This bill would instead require institutions of higher education to establish a degree completion fund for each of its student athletes in accordance with applicable rules and bylaws of the governing body of the institution and applicable rules and bylaws of any athletic association of which the institution is a member, as provided. The bill would require a student athlete to have immediate access to funds in the degree completion fund of up to $25,000 per academic year, to register and provide their institution of higher education with the information necessary to establish a degree completion fund, and if the student athlete completes an undergraduate baccalaureate degree within 6 years from when the student athlete first enrolls at an institution of higher education, to receive the balance of their degree completion fund within 60 days of showing proof of completion. This bill would, among other things, require the amount to be deposited into a student athlete's degree completion fund by the institution of higher education to be determined by subtracting the amount of grant-in-aid athletic scholarships offered in the student athlete's sport from 50% of the athletic program's revenue for that individual sport, divided among each student athlete in that sport, with the resulting quotient allocated to the student athlete's degree completion fund. The bill would prohibit a transfer of funds from an institution of higher education to a student athlete from constituting a payment for purposes of establishing an employment relationship between a student athlete and their institution of higher education, and would prohibit a grant-in-aid athletic scholarship from being reduced as a result of a transfer of funds from an institution of higher education to a student athlete for purposes of a degree completion fund.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


May 19, 2022

Senate

May 19 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.

May 13, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing May 19.

May 09, 2022

Senate

May 9 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Apr 29, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing May 9.

Apr 27, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 1. Page 3515.) (April 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 25, 2022

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Apr 21, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 4. Noes 0. Page 3457.) (April 20).

Apr 07, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing April 26 in JUD. pending receipt.

Apr 06, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing April 20.

Apr 04, 2022

Senate

April 6 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.

Mar 24, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing April 6.

Mar 23, 2022

Senate

Re-referred to Coms. on ED. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on ED. and JUD.

Mar 16, 2022

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Mar 09, 2022

Senate

Referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Feb 22, 2022

Senate

From printer.

Feb 18, 2022

Senate

Article IV Section 8(a) of the Constitution and Joint Rule 55 dispensed with February 7, 2022, suspending the 30 calendar day requirement.

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB1401 HTML
02/18/22 - Introduced PDF
03/16/22 - Amended Senate PDF
04/25/22 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/18/22- Senate Education PDF
04/25/22- Senate Judiciary PDF
05/06/22- Senate Appropriations PDF

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