Oregon Moves Forward On Bill To Revamp Sports Agent Law

Law360, New York (February 23, 2017, 7:40 PM EST) -- Oregon lawmakers are pushing forward with what could be a first-of-its-kind bill that would significantly expand the definition of who is considered an athlete agent beyond those who negotiate contracts and provide college student-athletes with a specific civil remedy for agent misconduct.

The Oregon State Senate on Thursday unanimously approved S.B. 5, the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act, sending it to the House for consideration. 

Under the bill, licensed or registered professionals who “serve the athlete in an advisory capacity on a matter related to finances,...
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