92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB4166
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Short description: 
UNIFORM ATHLETE AGENTS ACT                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Uniform Athlete  Agents  Act.   Requires  agents  for      
   student  athletes  to  register  with  the  Department of Professional      
   Regulation and  establishes  registration  procedures,  criteria,  and      
   requirements  for these athlete agents.  Provides that the application      
   for registration is a public record.   Authorizes  the  Department  to      
   issue  a  temporary  registration  while a registration application is      
   pending. Provides for suspension, revocation,  and  non-renewal  of  a      
   registration in specified circumstances.  Establishes requirements for      
   agency  contracts  subject to the Act. Requires both the athlete agent      
   and the student athlete to promptly notify the appropriate educational      
   institution  after  the  contract  is  entered  into.    Provides   an      
   educational institution that is damaged by a violation of the Act with      
   a civil remedy against the involved athlete agent and the student           
   athlete. Establishes record-keeping requirements for athlete agents.        
   Prohibits athlete agents from engaging in specified conduct, subject        
   to criminal and administrative penalties. Includes other provisions.        
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything. Reinserts the provisions of the original bill      
   with the following changes: Changes the short  title  to  the  Athlete      
   Agents  Act.  Defines  the  term  "Director"  to  mean the Director of      
   Professional  Regulation.  Gives  the   Department   of   Professional      
   Regulation powers and duties concerning the administration of the Act.      
   Makes   changes  concerning  the  registration  of  a  person  who  is      
   certified, registered, or licensed as  an  athlete  agent  in  another      
   state.  Provides that any information required by the Department of an      
   applicant for licensure, other than financial information, is a public      
   record. Provides that registrations under the Act expire on June 30 of      
   each odd-numbered year. Provides that it is unlawful for a  person  to      
   practice  as an athlete agent if his or her license is expired and has      
   not been renewed or reissued. Makes changes concerning fees.  Provides      
   grounds  for  disciplinary  action. Requires the Department to provide      
   and pay for a stenographer to preserve a  record  of  all  proceedings      
   initiated  pursuant to the Act. Provides that all final administrative      
   decisions of the Department are subject to the  Administrative  Review      
   Law.   Adopts   and  incorporates  most  provisions  of  the  Illinois      
   Administrative Procedure Act. Imposes a penalty for  returned  checks.      
   Authorizes the Director to appoint hearing officers. Imposes a penalty      
   for unregistered practice.                                                  
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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