Florida NIL law will take effect on original July 1 date
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Florida's state legislature passed an amendment Friday to restore the original effective date of its name, image, and likeness law to July 1, 2021, according to Madeline Coleman of Sports Illustrated.

Once signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the ruling will overturn an amendment passed Wednesday that would have delayed the law until July 1, 2022.

Sen. Travis Hutson, who introduced Wednesday's amendment, told Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger that he did so out of "an abundance of caution" to ensure the state's student-athletes didn't "potentially lose scholarships."

Football players, coaches, and athletic directors in Florida voiced their objections to Wednesday's amendment, which would have prevented student-athletes from making money off endorsements for another year.

Hutson reversed course Thursday after conversations with NCAA president Mark Emmert and Florida State president John Thrasher confirmed that student-athletes would not be punished for following NIL laws in their respective states.

The state senate also passed an amendment Friday that prevents Florida schools "from using state funds to pay for NCAA membership if the NCAA attempts to punish the state by relocating championship events in light of its state laws, such as NIL or transgender legislation," Dellenger said.

Legislators described the events of the previous two days as a "glitch," according to Dellenger.

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