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State of NIL Legislation

Updated: Jul 2

Current as of July 2, 2021


The NIL legislative landscape is rapidly developing and increasingly complex with each passing day. Between 7 federal bill proposals, 28 states with passed legislation, and 13 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:

  • Pennsylvania - Effective date June 30, 2021

  • Alabama - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Florida - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Georgia - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Illinois - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Kentucky - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Louisiana - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Mississippi - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • New Mexico - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Ohio - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Oregon - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • Texas - Effective date July 1, 2021

  • North Carolina - Effective date July 2, 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 (proposal to move the date up to 9/1/21)

  • Maryland - Effective date July 1, 2023

  • 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

  • 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

  • Vermont - Proposed effective date January 1, 2023

  • Washington - Proposed effective date January 1, 2023

  • Virginia - Proposed effective date July 1, 2024

  • 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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