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SB 948: Youth Athletics


Youth Athletics; Requiring an independent sanctioning authority for a youth athletic team to adopt guidelines to inform youth athletes and their parents of the nature and risk of certain head injuries; requiring that a signed consent form be obtained before the youth participates in athletic practices or competitions; requiring that a youth athlete be immediately removed from an athletic activity following a suspected head injury; requiring medical clearance before the youth resumes athletic activities; requiring the Florida High School Athletic Association or an organization that governs athletics to adopt bylaws that create a sports medicine advisory committee, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Education Pre-K - 12, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 291 (Ch. 2012-167)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Health Regulation (HR)
  3. Budget (BC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/15/2011 Senate • Filed
    12/6/2011 Senate • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Health Regulation; Budget -SJ 79
    1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 79
    3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Education Pre-K - 12, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 291 (Ch. 2012-167)

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  • SB 948, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/15/2011 at 8:39 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 291 (er) Youth Athletes Renuart Similar Last Action: 4/29/2012 Chapter No. 2012-167
    Location: Became Law
    S 256 (c2) Youth Athletes Flores Similar Last Action: 3/8/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 291 (Ch. 2012-167) -SJ 966
    Location: Laid on Table

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    943.0438 Athletic coaches for independent sanctioning authorities. Page 2 (pdf)
    1006.20 Athletics in public K-12 schools. Page 3 (pdf)

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