[ 481E-13]  Prohibited conduct.  (a)  An athlete agent, with the intent to induce a student-athlete to enter into an agency contract, may not:

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 481E-13

  • Agency contract: means an agreement in which a student-athlete authorizes a person to negotiate or solicit on behalf of the student-athlete a professional-sports-services contract or an endorsement contract. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 481E-1
  • Athlete agent: means an individual who enters into an agency contract with a student-athlete or, directly or indirectly, recruits or solicits a student-athlete to enter into an agency contract. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 481E-1
  • Contact: means a communication, direct or indirect, between an athlete agent and a student-athlete, to recruit or solicit the student-athlete to enter into an agency contract. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 481E-1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Registration: means registration as an athlete agent pursuant to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 481E-1
  • Student-athlete: means an individual who engages in, is eligible to engage in, or may be eligible in the future to engage in, any intercollegiate sport. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 481E-1

     (1)  Give any materially false or misleading information or make a materially false promise or representation;

     (2)  Furnish anything of value to a student-athlete before the student-athlete enters into the agency contract; or

     (3)  Furnish anything of value to any individual other than the student-athlete or another registered athlete agent.

     (b)  An athlete agent may not intentionally:

     (1)  Initiate contact with a student-athlete unless registered under this chapter;

     (2)  Refuse or fail to retain or permit inspection of the records required to be retained by section 481E-12;

     (3)  Fail to register when required by section 481E-3;

     (4)  Provide materially false or misleading information in an application for registration or renewal of registration;

     (5)  Predate or postdate an agency contract; or

     (6)  Fail to notify a student-athlete before the student-athlete signs or otherwise authenticates an agency contract for a particular sport that the signing or authentication may make the student-athlete ineligible to participate as a student-athlete in that sport.