03RS HB481


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HB 481/CI (BR 239) - J. Richards, B. DeWeese

     AN ACT relating to regulation of athletic agents.
     Repeal, reenact, and create various sections of KRS Chapter 164 to adopt the Uniform Athletic Agent Act; define terms; assign responsibility for registering athlete agents to Division of Occupations and Professions; allow division to promulgate administrative regulations needed to carry out the provisions of the Uniform Act; require all athlete agents to obtain certificate of registration from the division and to pay an annual fee not to exceed $300; allow seven days after contact with student-athlete for athlete agent to apply for certificate of registration; allow division to accept application and certification of person from another state with qualifications that meet or exceed those in this state; deny registration to any person convicted of relevant crimes or any person who has had registration, certification, or licensure denied or revoked by another state; list prohibited acts; require athlete agents to use approved contracts with specified disclaimers; require athlete agent to notify school of any contract entered into by a student-athlete; grant a student athlete 14 days within which to rescind a contract; require a student-athlete to notify the school within 72 hours of negotiating or signing a contract; require athlete agent to retain certain records for five years; make the athlete agent and the student-athlete liable for any damages a school incurs when a school is sanctioned as a result of the ineligibility of the student-athlete; direct the division to investigate complaints and take appropriate disciplinary action with the type of action to be based on the nature, severity, and frequency of the offense; provide for appeal of actions and a hearing under KRS Chapter 13B; establish criminal penalties for violation of certain provisions.


     HCS/CI - Retain original provisions of bill except make technical change in heading of Section 14 to include language to amend KRS 164.689 as well as repeal and reenact as a new section of KRS Chapter 164.

     Feb 12-introduced in House
     Feb 13-to Education (H)
     Feb 14-reassigned to Licensing and Occupations (H); posting waived
     Feb 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 24-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 25, 2003
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 89-3 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Feb 27-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 11, 2003; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; 3rd reading; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 24-3rd reading, passed 34-0; received in House
     Mar 25-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 31-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 172)

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