FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up work on legislation to regulate name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes.
The measure won 89-2 final passage Monday in the House. The bill now goes to Gov. Andy Beshear. It drew strong support in a state with nationally renowned college sports programs.
University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari previously said the bill offers a “model” approach.
University of Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz also had offered his support.
Lawmakers in statehouses across the country are wrangling with the high-stakes issue, as millions of dollars pour into endorsements for college athletes.