Derek Slap


Derek Slap



April 28, 2022

Senator Slap Releases Statement After House Gives Final Approval to Legislation Empowering Student-Athletes

Senator Slap: “Allowing student-athletes at Connecticut schools to use their school’s logo will generate more endorsement deals and help schools compete for athletes.”

Today, State Senator Derek Slap (D-West Hartford) released the following statement after the House gave final approval to Senate Bill 20, which allows student athletes to gain permission to use their school’s name, logo and mascot in endorsement deals:

“The bill allows students to benefit more fairly and fully from the use of their name, image, and likeness – which until recently has been denied to them. By updating our law and permitting students from using their school’s logo and name in endorsements – as long as it’s negotiated with the school – we are also enabling Connecticut to remain competitive with schools in other states. When this bill is signed into law, Connecticut will no longer be an outlier – that’s good for recruiting and good for our student-athletes.”