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

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today issued the following statement on the 2019-20 budget agreement approved by both houses of the California Legislature:

“This budget supports California, its schools, families, and communities. In response to our housing crisis, it includes more than $2 billion for affordable housing and homeless services as well as rental assistance and legal help for tenants to help prevent homelessness,” Skinner said.

“Our 2019-20 budget will also help middle-class Californians cover their health insurance costs, ensures that 15,000 additional California students can attend UC and CSU, and provides a significant funding increase for our K-12 schools. And California families additionally benefit with more paid family leave time, more funding for childcare, and no more sales tax on diapers and tampons,” Skinner added.

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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June 10, 2019

Under SB 206, California college athletes would be able to earn income from their name, likeness, and image — also known as endorsements and sponsorships — starting in 2023. The bill would afford college athletes the same financial opportunity as Olympic athletes.

SB 206 has strong bipartisan support in the California Legislature. It has both Democratic and Republican co-authors, and it won overwhelming approval from the state Senate on May 22, garnering a 31-5 vote. In short, SB 206 won in a blowout.

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.

May 23, 2019

Nancy Skinner, a state senator from Berkeley who introduced 1421, says "sunshine is a great disinfectant,” noting that complying with the law should benefit departments.

"For law enforcement to do their job, they need the community’s trust," says Skinner. "When you block access to information from the public, that trust will not be there.”

 

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May 23, 2019

College athletes in California would be able to sign with agents and profit from endorsement deals under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday, prompting a potential showdown with the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., which bars such compensation.

Senate Bill 206 by state Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) passed the Senate 31-4 and now heads to the Assembly for consideration in the coming months.