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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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