Disclosure Bill on Athletic Scholarships Helped Along by Law Firms

Owen Poindexter | September 24, 2010

AB 2079 would require schools that offer athletic scholarships or that provide promotional material to student athletes to post their policies around athletic scholarships, renewal, release and medical expenses.

Based on an August 26, 2010 passage vote in the Assembly, supporting interest gave 14 times more to assembly members voting 'yes' than to those voting 'no.' The bill has passed both houses and awaits action by the governor.

Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to, July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2010. Contributions data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (