As I wrote last month, in a post entitled “Should UConn Set Aside Funds to Benefit Student-Athletes?“, the Connecticut General Assembly has introduced legislation, that, if it becomes law, would assist student-athletes whose scholarships have not been renewed due to injury or illness or whose eligibility has expired. Proposed Bill 205, An Act Concerning Scholarships for Student Athletes at Public Institutions of Higher Education only applies to schools that have $5 million in athletic revenue – in other words, the bill only applies to UConn.
UConn has submitted testimony opposing Proposed Bill 205, which can be reviewed at the General Assembly’s website. UConn essentially opposes the legislation on the grounds that it is redundant to UConn’s own policy and that UConn requires flexibility to deal with student-athlete issues on a case-by-case basis, especially due to APR requirements.
Stay tuned for further updates on this legislation.