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Lawmakers change Ohio bill to clarify that college athletes are not employees, can't unionize
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 7, 2014 3:46 PM EDT
An Ohio legislative panel has changed a budget bill to make clear that college athletes are not employees under state law.
The Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Committee amended a sweeping budget proposal on Monday to clarify that college athletes are not considered employees.
Chairman Ron Amstutz told reporters the change could have little effect. But he says if it comes up, it will be in the law.
The amendment was among dozens made to the bill, which is on track for a committee vote Tuesday.