Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 44-1529
- 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;
(b) "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 Kansas Statutes 44-1517
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
(a) Criminal conduct by an athlete agent is when: (1) An athlete agent, with the intent to induce a student-athlete to enter into an agency contract, does any of the following: (A) Gives any materially false or misleading information or makes a materially false promise or representation;
(B) furnishes anything of value to a student-athlete before the student-athlete enters into the agency contract; or
(C) furnishes anything of value to any individual other than the student-athlete or another registered athlete agent; or
(2) an athlete agent intentionally: (A) Initiates contact with a student-athlete unless registered under this act;
(B) refuses or fails to retain or permit inspection of the records required to be retained by K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 44-1528, and amendments thereto;
(C) fails to register when required by K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 44-1519, and amendments thereto;
(D) provides materially false or misleading information in an application for registration or renewal of registration;
(E) predates or postdates an agency contract; or
(F) fails 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.
(b) Criminal conduct by an athlete agent is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.