Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca (R – Lighthouse Point) released the following statement regarding today’s news about Governor Ron DeSantis signing Senate Bill 646 regarding Intercollegiate Athlete Rights.
Rep. Chip LaMarca said, “Gov. Ron DeSantis was an early supporter of this law. Florida will now afford our state’s 11,000 collegiate athletes the ability to earn a living, the same as their fellow students. For far too long, the collegiate athletic system professionalized everyone associated with athletics except for the young women and men who put in all the hard work. Today, we changed that. I cannot thank the countless students, parents, professional athletes, coaches, and directors enough for helping to get this bill over the goal line. Thank you to Gov. DeSantis for standing with Florida’s collegiate athletes.”