By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Local lawmakers are renewing their push for legislation that would allow college athletes to get paid.READ MORE: Man In Stable Condition After Being Shot In Terrace Village
State Reps. Ed Gainey and Dan Miller, both Allegheny County Democrats, are pushing for a bill that would allow college student-athletes to sign endorsement deals; get paid for their name, image and likeness; and sign licensing contracts. It would also allow them to hire professional representation.READ MORE: Friends And Family Say Final Goodbyes To Ahmir Tuli
Gainey says if coaches and athletic directors are making money, the athletes should, too. Miller points to a half-dozen other states with similar legislation.
The two state representatives are expected to introduce their Fair Pay To Play Act soon.MORE NEWS: Ex-U.S. Attorney Trying To Help Free Man Convicted Of Killings
When they pushed for pay to play legislation in October of 2019, Gov. Wolf expressed support for compensating athletes.