Georgia Athlete Agent Regulatory Commission
SB 148, which became effective July 1, 2010, amended O.C.G.A. § 43-4A to terminate the Georgia Athlete Agent Regulatory Commission and transferred the responsibility for the regulation of athlete agents in the State of Georgia to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State, through the Professional Licensing Boards Division, is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the act and has the authority to adopt rules and regulations. Persons wishing to bring matters for the Secretary of State’s consideration should submit written notification or request to the Professional Licensing Boards Division’s office in Macon. An athlete agent is defined as a person who, directly or indirectly, recruits or solicits an athlete to enter into an agent contract or professional sports services contract with that person or who for a fee procures, offers, promises, or attempts to obtain employment for an athlete with a professional sports team. The term "athlete agent" does not include the owner, employee, or other representative of a professional sports team, provided that such owner, employee, or representative does not recruit or solicit such athlete to enter into an agent contract or professional sports services contract or for a fee does not procure, offer, promise, or attempt to obtain employment for such athlete with a professional sports team.