2022 New York Laws
GBS - General Business
Article 39-E - Uniform Athlete Agents Act
899-C - Athlete Agents; Registration Required; Void Contracts.

Universal Citation: NY Gen Bus L § 899-C (2022)
§  899-c.  Athlete  agents;  registration required; void contracts. 1.
Except as otherwise provided in subdivision  two  of  this  section,  an
individual  shall  not  act  as  an  athlete agent in this state without
holding a certificate of registration issued pursuant to  section  eight
hundred ninety-nine-e of this article.
  2.  Before  being  issued a certificate of registration, an individual
may act as an athlete agent  in  this  state  for  all  purposes  except
signing an agency contract, if:

(a) a student-athlete or another person acting on behalf of the student-athlete initiates communication with such individual; and

(b) within seven days after an initial act as an athlete agent, such individual submits an application for registration as an athlete agent in this state. 3. An agency contract resulting from conduct in violation of this section shall be void. In the event a student-athlete voids an agency contract, the student-athlete shall not be required to pay any consideration under such contract or to return any consideration received from the athlete agent to induce the student-athlete to enter into the contract, and the athlete agent shall be required to return any consideration received pursuant to such voided agency contract. 4. An agency contract shall be void and unenforceable unless it is in writing.

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