Roasted Pig, Macadamian Nuts, And The UAAA
While Joshua Golka does not post often at the blog Athlete Agent / Sports Agent Regulation, his posts tend to be very informative. Plus, I have to give him credit for being the only other sports agent blog on the blogosphere.Anyway, Joshua reports that Hawaii may be the most recent state to sign on to the Uniform Athlete Agent Act [Hawaii Legislature Passes Uniform Athlete Agent Act]. It is now up to the Governor to sign the bill that has been passed. If she does, Hawaii will become a member-state as of July 1, 2008.
I have covered the Uniform Athlete Agent Act in the past (otherwise known at the UAAA – try pronouncing that acronym), and I refer to it as The Sports Agent Constitution, at least for the states in which it has been adopted. Check out those links to learn more about the UAAA and how it affects sports agents.
The NCAA lists all states that have signed onto the UAAA as of February 27, 2007 [Uniform Athlete Agents Act (UAAA) History and Status]. Hawaii looks to become the 36th state to sign (along with Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands) since 1997. Unless you live in Alaska or Vermont (
where a lot of future Athletes are hanging out), it would be wise to see if your state is listed as a signing member to the UAAA and then read up on its contents.