Numerous calls from current and former college athletes to key lawmakers and strong support from the United Steelworkers helped generated crucial support for The Student-Athletes Right to Know Act (AB 2079), sponsored by the NCPA. As a result, the bill was approved by the California Assembly on Thursday with bipartisan support. The vote was 58 to 17.
Now, the bill must be approved by the California Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, the entire Senate, and the governor before it becomes a law.
If signed into law, AB 2079 would put enormous pressure on colleges nationwide to treat their athletes better because their policies would be accessible to recruits, the media, and the general public.
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