TODAY: Governor Newsom to Hold Media Conference Call on SB 206, the Fair Pay to Play Act

SACRAMENTO — This morning, Governor Gavin Newsom will hold a media conference call to discuss his signing of SB 206, the Fair Pay to Play Act.

Currently, student athletes are prohibited from being compensated even though their respective college or university makes millions from their athletic performance. That participation often comes at great risk to their health, academic success, and professional prospects.

SB 206 makes California the first state in the nation to allow college athletes to receive compensation from the use of their name, image and likeness.

WHO: Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena).

WHEN: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

**NOTE: This call is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in participating must RSVP to to receive dial-in information.