Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca (R – Lighthouse Point) released the following statement on the Florida Senate’s action today on his companion bill, the Collegiate Athletes Bill of Rights. The Senate voted today 37-2 to send this legislation to the House.
“Today’s action in the Florida Senate gets us one step closer to ensuring our more than 11,000 Florida collegiate athletes have the ability to earn compensation on their name, image, and likeness. While so many others profit off of young women and men, these talented athletes have been left behind by a system that is centered on greed. Today we are on the way to changing that. I look forward to getting this bill across the goal line for final passage in the House this week.”
“When I first began this journey months ago my team did not expect the outpouring of support from legislative and community leaders. I cannot thank the countless students, parents, professional athletes, coaches, and directors enough. And a huge thank you to Governor Ron DeSantis for his early and steadfast support.”
The bill now heads to the House floor for final passage.