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Colorado Sends Governor Bill to Allow Pay for Student Athletes

March 5, 2020, 9:31 PM

Colorado would become the second state to allow student athletes to be compensated under a bill headed for the desk of Gov. Jared Polis.

Its pay-the-players law would take effect in 2023, the same as California’s law.

The state Senate on Thursday voted 32 to 0 to accept House amendments to the bill (S.B. 123) and clear it for the governor’s consideration.

The measure would establish the right of college athletes to receive compensation for use of their names, images, and likenesses. It also would give them the right to obtain professional and legal representation. The Colorado House ...