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S02958 Summary:

Add Art 25 Title 7 §2595, Pub Health L
Requires information on concussions and sub-concussive blows to be provided to all parents of children playing tackle football.
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S02958 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            Cal. No. 292
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 31, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER, GOUNARDES, LIU -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Health
          -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
          report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
          retaining its place in the order of third reading
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring informa-
          tion on concussions to be provided to all parents of children  playing
          tackle football
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Article 25 of the public health law is amended by adding  a
     2  new title 7 to read as follows:
     3                                  TITLE VII
     4                                YOUTH SPORTS
     5  Section 2595. Football programs; information on concussions.
     6    §  2595.  Football programs; information on concussions. 1. All tackle
     7  football programs in the state shall  provide  an  informational  packet
     8  about  concussions and sub-concussive blows, and the injuries that might
     9  occur as a result of receiving such blows, to the parents  or  guardians
    10  of  all  children  participating  in  such  tackle football program. The
    11  informational packet shall be provided by the department  and  shall  be
    12  available to be downloaded free of charge from the department's website.
    13    2.  For  the purposes of this section, "tackle football program" shall
    14  include any practice, game or other activity which involves engaging  in
    15  tackle  football and which is organized by a school, adult, or public or
    16  private league or other entity whose purpose is  to  allow  children  to
    17  participate in contact football.
    18    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    19  have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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