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440.996(1)(1)An athlete agent may not intentionally do any of the following or encourage another individual to do or assist another individual in doing any of the following on behalf of the athlete agent:
440.996(1)(a) (a) Give a student athlete or, if the student athlete is a minor, a parent or guardian of the student athlete materially false or misleading information or make a materially false promise or representation with the intent to influence the student athlete, parent, or guardian to enter into an agency contract.
440.996(1)(b) (b) Furnish a thing of value to a student athlete or another individual, if to do so may result in the loss of the student athlete's eligibility to participate in the student athlete's sport, unless both of the following apply:
440.996(1)(b)1. 1. The athlete agent notifies the athletic director of the educational institution at which the student athlete is enrolled or at which the athlete agent has reasonable grounds to believe the student athlete intends to enroll, not later than 72 hours after furnishing the thing of value.
440.996(1)(b)2. 2. The student athlete or, if the student athlete is a minor, the parent or guardian of the student athlete acknowledges to the athlete agent in a record that receipt of the thing of value may result in the loss of the student athlete's eligibility to participate in the student athlete's sport.
440.996(2) (2)An athlete agent may not intentionally do any of the following or encourage another individual to do or assist another individual in doing any of the following on behalf of the athlete agent:
440.996(2)(a) (a) Initiate contact, directly or indirectly, with a student athlete or, if the student athlete is a minor, a parent or guardian of the student athlete, to recruit or solicit the student athlete, parent, or guardian unless registered under this subchapter.
440.996(2)(b) (b) Fail to create or retain or to permit inspection of the records required by s. 440.9955.
440.996(2)(c) (c) Fail to register when required by s. 440.991.
440.996(2)(d) (d) Provide materially false or misleading information in an application for registration or renewal of registration.
440.996(2)(f) (f) Predate or postdate an agency contract.
440.996(2)(g) (g) Fail to notify a student athlete or, if the student athlete is a minor, the parent or guardian of the student athlete before the student athlete, parent, or guardian signs an agency contract for a particular sport that the signing may result in the loss of the student athlete's eligibility to participate in the student athlete's sport.
440.996 History History: 2003 a. 150; 2019 a. 180.
440.996 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 153 and 154, Wis. adm. code.
440.9965 440.9965 Criminal penalties. An athlete agent who violates s. 440.996 may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both.
440.9965 History History: 2003 a. 150.
440.997 440.997 Civil remedies.
440.997(1)(1)An educational institution or student athlete may bring an action against an athlete agent if the educational institution or student athlete is adversely affected by an act or omission of the athlete agent in violation of this subchapter. An educational institution or student athlete is adversely affected by an act or omission of the athlete agent only if, because of the act or omission, the educational institution or an individual who was a student athlete at the time of the act or omission and enrolled in the institution suffers financial damage or is suspended or disqualified from participation in an interscholastic or intercollegiate sports event by or under the rules of a state or national federation or association that promotes or regulates interscholastic or intercollegiate sports.
440.997(2m) (2m)A plaintiff that prevails in an action under this section may recover actual damages, costs, and, notwithstanding s. 814.04, reasonable attorney fees. An athlete agent found liable under this section forfeits any right of payment for anything of benefit or value provided to the student athlete and shall refund any consideration paid to the athlete agent by or on behalf of the student athlete.
440.997(3m) (3m)Any violation of this subchapter by an athlete agent is an unfair method of competition and unfair trade practice prohibited under s. 100.20.
440.997 History History: 2003 a. 150; 2019 a. 180.
440.9975 440.9975 Administrative forfeiture. The department may directly assess a forfeiture against an athlete agent of not more than $50,000 for a violation of this subchapter.
440.9975 History History: 2003 a. 150; 2019 a. 180.
440.998 440.998 Uniformity of application and construction. In applying and construing this subchapter, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among the states that enact the Uniform Athlete Agents Act and Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act (2015).
440.998 History History: 2003 a. 150; 2019 a. 180.
440.9985 440.9985 Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. This subchapter modifies, limits, or supersedes the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, 15 USC 7001 to 7031, except that this subchapter does not modify, limit, or supersede 15 USC 7001 (c) or authorize electronic delivery of any of the notices described in 15 USC 7003 (b).
440.9985 History History: 2003 a. 150; 2019 a. 180.
440.999 440.999 Rules. The department shall promulgate rules that define unprofessional conduct for purposes of s. 440.992 (2) (c).
440.999 History History: 2003 a. 150.
440.999 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 150, 151, 152, 153, and 154, Wis. adm. code.
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