Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 74.1
Uniform Athlete Agents Act

R.I. Gen. Laws 5-74.1-14.1

 5-74.1-14.1.  Permitted contacts with student athletes.

(a) An athlete agent may:

(1) Contact a student athlete only as provided in this chapter. In the event that the student athlete is a minor, the agent must initiate contact with the student athlete's parents or legal guardians.

(2) Initiate contact only with those student athletes who have completed their collegiate eligibility (including post-season tournaments).

(3) Provide information to eligible student athletes only after having provided the same information to the athletic director of the institution where the student athlete is enrolled.

(4) Contact a student athlete who has not completed his or her collegiate eligibility only if the student athlete initiates the contact. In such instances, the athlete agent must give prior notice of his or her intention to respond to the request to the athletic director of the institution where the athlete is enrolled.

(b) Each institution of higher education in Rhode Island may sponsor athlete agent interviews on its campus where the athlete agent may discuss with the student athlete the provision of legal and financial services. The athlete agent must comply with any regulations established by the institutional committee prior to initiating any contact with the student athlete.

History of Section.
P.L. 2008, ch. 246, 2.