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H.R. 1804: Student-Athlete Equity Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 14, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1804

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 14, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Richmond) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit qualified amateur sports organizations from prohibiting or substantially restricting the use of an athletes name, image, or likeness, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Student-Athlete Equity Act.

2.

Modification to Definition of Qualified Amateur Sports Organizations

(a)

In General

Section 501(j)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding after the period at the end the following: Such term does not include an organization that substantially restricts a student athlete from using, or being reasonably compensated for the third party use of, the name, image, or likeness of such student athlete..

(b)

Effective Date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.