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 Bill Status of HB4252  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHR ED-STUDENT-ATHLETE RIGHT

House Sponsors
Rep. Kam Buckner - Emanuel "Chris" Welch

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/14/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Student-Athlete Bill of Rights Act. Sets forth specific rights for students and student-athletes at postsecondary educational institutions. Provides that a postsecondary educational institution shall prepare and post a notice detailing specified rights that student-athletes have under federal law and where a complaint may be filed for a violation. Provides that a postsecondary educational institution may not intentionally retaliate against a student-athlete for (1) making or filing a complaint, in good faith, about a violation of a student-athlete's rights granted under any applicable statute, rule, or policy; (2) testifying or otherwise assisting in an investigation into a violation of a student-athlete's rights granted under any applicable statute, rule, or policy; or (3) opposing any practices that the student-athlete, in good faith, believes are a violation of a student-athlete's rights granted under any applicable statute, rule, or policy. Provides that each postsecondary educational institution offering athletic programs for student-athletes shall hire or appoint an ombudsperson, independent of the athletic department, who may be an employee, to provide specified support to student-athletes. Creates the Commission on College Athletics to pursue research and recommendations and monitor athletic programs at postsecondary educational institutions. Sets forth other duties of the Commission and the membership of the Commission. Requires the Board of Higher Education to provide administrative and other support to the Commission and adopt rules. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/4/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kam Buckner
  1/16/2024HouseFirst Reading
  1/16/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2024HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  3/13/2024HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 011-000-000
  3/14/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch

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