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June 25, 2019

"We're moving full speed ahead. This is an equity issue," Skinner told Newsweek. "If the TV or movie industry were to feature and use college students and then refuse to compensate them, there would be a universal outcry. The NCAA should be no different."

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June 25, 2019

Sen. Skinner said she takes Emmert's letter as a threat.

"It's definitely a threat to colleges," she said.

"And this is what I think is so ironic: They are colleges. The NCAA is an association of colleges, and yet they're threatening California colleges and saying that they would not allow them to participate in championships if my bill passes."

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June 25, 2019

“The NCAA and colleges and universities pocket billions of dollars a year from TV and corporate sponsorships, while student-athletes are blocked from receiving income for their talent and hard work,” said state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. “So, it’s not surprising that the NCAA would be worried about legislation that seeks to change the status quo.”

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June 25, 2019

The bill by Sens. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, passed the Senate last month by a vote of 31 to 5. It’s scheduled to appear before an Assembly committee this week.

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June 24, 2019

The NCAA is ratcheting up its opposition to a California bill that would allow college athletes in the state to earn compensation for the use of their own name, image or likeness, beginning in 2023.

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June 14, 2019

Female athletes stand to gain especially from the prospective passage of the legislation.

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June 13, 2019

The Oakland City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to support two state bills essential to the A’s plans to build a new stadium at Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland.

The bills — SB293 and AB1191 — would streamline the process for the A’s to start building a privately financed ballpark, which would include affordable housing and commercial buildings.

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June 12, 2019

"Every right should be restored," said state Sen. Nancy Skinner of Berkeley. "Once you've done your time, that's enough."

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May 24, 2019

The NCAA may be forced to deal with players earning money from their names, images and likenesses whether it wants to or not, after a California bill to allow players to sign sponsorships and endorsements cleared a key legislative hurdle this week.

The California Senate on Wednesday voted 31-4 to pass a bill to allow college athletes in the state to earn income from endorsements or sponsorships despite rules prohibiting such income. The move sends the bill to the state Assembly for review.

 

May 24, 2019

A landmark bill from California Congresswoman Nancy Skinner that would allow college athletes to get money from endorsements moved one step closer to becoming a reality.

On Wednesday, the California Senate voted 31-4 to pass SB 206 "The Fair Pay to Play Act". It now heads to the state Assembly for consideration.