Lawmakers in Louisiana will be discussing a bill that would let college athletes make a little cash.

The measure filed by Louisiana Senator Patrick Connick would allow college athletes in Louisiana to make money off their name image and likeness.  Connick says it is not a pay-for-play bill, but rather a way for athletes to be compensated for their hard work. "This will let amateur athletes benefit from their work and their name."

State’s like California and Florida have already passed legislation to allow athletes to make money off their name, image, and likeness.  Connick says this will give Louisiana athlete’s incentive to stay in-state.

If passed, the law would take effect on January 1, 2023.  Connick says schools would not have a say in the matter, which would give freedom to the athletes on how they make money.

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