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110 ILCS 190/20
(110 ILCS 190/20)
Agents; publicity rights; third party licensees.
(a) An agent, legal representative, or other professional service provider offering services to a student-athlete shall, to the extent required, comply with the federal Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act and any other applicable laws, rules, or regulations.
(b) A grant-in-aid, including cost of attendance, and other permissible financial aid, awards, or benefits from the postsecondary educational institution in which a student-athlete is enrolled shall not be revoked, reduced, nor the terms and conditions altered, as a result of a student-athlete earning compensation or obtaining professional or legal representation pursuant to this Act.
(c) A student-athlete shall disclose to the postsecondary educational institution in which the student is enrolled, in a manner and time prescribed by the institution, the existence and substance of all publicity rights agreements. Publicity rights agreements that contemplate cash or other compensation to the student-athlete that is equal to or in excess of a value of $500 shall be formalized into a written contract, and the contract shall be provided to the postsecondary educational institution in the manner and at a time prescribed by the institution.
(d) A student-athlete may not enter into a publicity rights agreement or otherwise receive compensation for that student-athlete's name, image, likeness, or voice for services rendered or performed while that student-athlete is participating in activities sanctioned by that student-athlete's postsecondary educational institution if such services or performance by the student-athlete would conflict with a provision in a contract, rule, regulation, standard, or other requirement of the postsecondary educational institution.
(e) No booster, third party licensee, or any other individual or entity, shall provide or directly or indirectly arrange for a third party to provide compensation to a prospective or current student-athlete or enter into, or directly or indirectly arrange for a third party to enter into, a publicity rights agreement as an inducement for the student-athlete to attend or enroll in a specific institution or group of institutions. Compensation for a student-athlete's name, image, likeness, or voice shall not be conditioned on athletic performance at a particular postsecondary educational institution.
(f) A postsecondary educational institution may fund an independent, third-party administrator to support education, monitoring, disclosures, and reporting concerning name, image, likeness, or voice activities by student-athletes authorized pursuant to this Act. A third-party administrator cannot be a registered athlete agent.
(g) No postsecondary educational institution shall provide compensation to a prospective or current student-athlete or enter into a publicity rights agreement with a prospective or current student-athlete. Nothing in this Act shall require a postsecondary educational institution to directly or indirectly identify, create, facilitate, arrange, negotiate, or otherwise enable opportunities for a prospective or current student-athlete to enter into a publicity rights agreement with a third party.
(h) No student-athlete shall enter into a publicity rights agreement or receive compensation from a third party licensee relating to the name, image, likeness, or voice of the student-athlete before the date on which the student-athlete enrolls at a postsecondary educational institution.
(i) No student-athlete shall enter into a publicity rights agreement or receive compensation from a third party licensee for the endorsement or promotion of gambling, sports betting, controlled substances, cannabis, a tobacco or alcohol company, brand, or products, alternative or electronic nicotine product or delivery system, performance-enhancing supplements, adult entertainment, or any other product or service that is reasonably considered to be inconsistent with the values or mission of a postsecondary educational institution or that negatively impacts or reflects adversely on a postsecondary educational institution or its athletic programs, including, but not limited to, bringing about public disrepute, embarrassment, scandal, ridicule, or otherwise negatively impacting the reputation or the moral or ethical standards of the postsecondary educational institution.
(Source: P.A. 102-42, eff. 7-1-21; 102-687, eff. 12-17-21; 102-892, eff. 5-20-22.)