Bill Summaries: H463 (2017-2018 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 23 2017 - View summary

    Identical to S 335, filed 3/21/17.

    Contains whereas clauses.

    Creates a twelve-member Legislative Commission on the Fair Treatment of College Student-Athletes (Commission), consisting of six members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and six members of the House appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, with representation in proportion to the party makeup of each chamber. The Lieutenant Governor is an ex officio voting member, and the chair of the Commission.  States the Commission's purpose as examining the needs and concerns of college students participating in athletics on behalf of the UNC constituent institutions and to propose appropriate legislation. Directs the Commission to study issues related to the provision of health insurance, injuries, unionization, and profit-sharing for student athletes, including twelve specified topics. Authorizes the Commission to exercise all powers under GS 120-19 and GS 120-19.1 through GS 120-19.4. Provides for the meeting space, support staff, and subsistence and travel expenses of the commission.

    Directs the Commission to file an interim report of its results by December 1, 2017, and a final report by April 1, 2018, including any proposed legislation, to the members of the General Assembly by filing copies with the offices of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Legislative Library. The Commission terminates upon the convening of the 2019 General Assembly or upon the filing of its final report, whichever occurs first.

    Effective July 1, 2017.