Calif. College Athlete Pay Bill May Lead To Employment Issues

By David McManus, Elizabeth Polido and Samantha Ojo (May 11, 2022, 12:50 PM EDT) -- In the latest to challenge to the NCAA's long-standing amateurism model, the California state Senate Education and Judiciary Committees recently voted on S.B. 1401, the College Athlete Race and Gender Equity Act.[1] The bill, which received a vote of do pass in both committees, could continue to chip away at the status quo and significantly influence the landscape of college sports.

As currently drafted, S.B. 1401 requires California colleges and universities to establish a degree-completion fund for each of its players. The amount to be deposited into the fund is determined by subtracting the amount of athletic grant-in-aid scholarships from 50% of...

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