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House Committee Advances Bill Allowing College Athletes To Make Money Off Publicity Rights

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University of Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek (left) and head football coach Sam Pittman both spoke in support of HB1671.

A bill that would allow college-level student athletes in Arkansas to make money off of their name, voice, signature, photograph or likeness passed its first legislative hurdle this week. On Tuesday, the House Education Committee by a voice vote, with no dissenting votes heard, approved House Bill 1671, which would create the "Student-Athlete Publicity Rights Act."

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