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State of NIL Legislation

Updated: 5 days ago

Current as of June 10, 2021


The NIL legislative landscape is rapidly developing and increasingly complex with each passing day. Between 6 federal bill proposals, 23 states with passed legislation, and nearly 20 other states with introduced bills, anyone working in and around collegiate athletics needs to be prepared. The countdown to July 1 is on when the onslaught of NIL will begin. Below are the key categories and dates to be aware of as we anticipate NIL taking effect across the country.



Legislation signed into law or on the governor’s desk to be signed:

  • Alabama - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Florida - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Georgia - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Illinois - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Mississippi - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • New Mexico - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Texas - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Arizona - Effective date July 23, 2021

  • Missouri - Effective date August 28, 2021

  • Connecticut - Effective date September 1, 2023

  • Arkansas - Effective date January 1, 2022

  • Tennessee - Effective date January 1, 2022

  • South Carolina - Effective date July 1, 2022

  • Nevada - Effective date July 1, 2022

  • Michigan - Effective date December 31, 2022

  • Colorado - Effective date January 1, 2023

  • Montana - Effective date June 1, 2023

  • California - Effective date July 1, 2023

  • Maryland - Effective date July 1, 2023

  • Louisiana - Effective immediately upon signing, but only after university system governing boards adopt implementation policies

  • Nebraska - Effective date as soon as today, but no later than July 1, 2023

  • Oklahoma - Effective date as soon as today, but no later than July 1, 2023

  • New Jersey - Effective date August 1, 2025


Bills introduced:

  • Hawaii - Proposed effective date July 1, 2021

  • Iowa - Proposed effective date July 1, 2021

  • Ohio - Proposed effective date July 1, 2021

  • Oregon - Proposed effective date July 1, 2021

  • Massachusetts - Proposed effective date January 1, 2022

  • Rhode Island - Proposed effective date January 1, 2022

  • Kansas - Proposed effective date January 2, 2022

  • New Hampshire - Proposed effective date July 1, 2022

  • Minnesota - Proposed effective date January 1, 2023

  • New York - Proposed effective date January 1, 2023

  • North Carolina - Proposed effective date January 1, 2023

  • Vermont - Proposed effective date January 1, 2023

  • Washington - Proposed effective date January 1, 2023

  • Kentucky - Proposed effective date July 1, 2023

  • Virginia - Proposed effective date July 1, 2024

  • Pennsylvania - Proposed effective date 60 days after signing

  • West Virginia - Proposed effective date not included


No bills introduced:

  • Alaska

  • Delaware

  • Idaho

  • Indiana

  • Maine

  • North Dakota

  • South Dakota

  • Utah

  • Wisconsin - Politicians say they are considering and drafting a bill, but no legislation has been introduced

  • Wyoming



Source: Business of College Sports


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