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Agreements with Professional Sports Teams (Watch)

HB 499 (Gregory) requires agreements between a governmental entity and a professional sports team or sporting event entered into after July 1, 2022, to include a requirement that the U.S. National Anthem be played at the beginning of each sporting event if the agreement includes a financial commitment from the governmental agency. The government that enters into the agreement would be responsible for enforcing this requirement. The bill also specifies penalties for the sports entity for failure to comply. (Taggart)