Kentucky House panel advances name, image, likeness measure

Posted at 12:31 PM, Mar 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-01 13:19:45-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawmakers have advanced a measure to regulate name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes in Kentucky.

The proposal is one vote away from clearing the legislature after the bill won approval from the House Education Committee Tuesday.

The measure heads to the full House next. If it passes there without changes it would go to Gov. Andy Beshear.

The bill was praised Tuesday by University of Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz. He says student-athletes benefit from NIL opportunities, but they also use their notoriety to help others.

Lawmakers in statehouses across the country are wrangling with the high-stakes issue.