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Chapter 54-2 DEFINITIONS

Rule 54-2-.01 Law

Georgia Athlete Agents Regulatory Act of 1988 (Ga. Code Ann. Chapter 43-4A).

Rule 54-2-.02 Agent Contract

An agreement between an athlete and an agent which authorizes the agent to pursue employment for the athlete with a professional sports team or as a professional athlete.

Rule 54-2-.03 Athlete

Athlete means an individual who is eligible to participate in any Intercollegiate sport and who is currently enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education, or has signed a national grant-in-aid with an institution of higher education.

Rule 54-2-.04 Athlete Agent

(1) An athlete agent is any individual, company, corporation, association, partnership or other legal entity which directly or indirectly recruits or solicits an athlete to enter into an agent contract or professional sports service contract or, for a fee, procures, offers, promises or attempts to obtain employment for an athlete with a professional sports team.
(2) Any owner, employee, or other representative of a professional sports team is not deemed an athlete agent if he/she does not recruit or solicit such athlete to enter into an agent contract or professional sports service contract and, for a fee, does not procure, offer, promise or attempt to obtain employment for an athlete with a professional sports team.

Rule 54-2-.05 Athletic Department

The entity which exercises control over the intercollegiate sports program at a public or private post secondary school in Georgia.

Rule 54-2-.06 Professional Sports Service Contract

An agreement between an athlete and a professional sports team pursuant to which the athlete agrees to be employed or to render services as a professional athlete; or an agreement pursuant to which an athlete agrees to be employed as, or to render services as, a professional athlete.

Rule 54-2-.07 Athletic Director

The representative of the Georgia public or private post secondary school who is identified by that school on the annual report which the school files with the commission.

Rule 54-2-.08 Institution of Higher Education

A public or private post secondary school which is located in Georgia.

Rule 54-2-.09 Person

Any individual, company, corporation, association, partnership, or other legal entity.