Bill Text: NY A06968 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Requires information on concussions and sub-concussive blows to be provided to all parents of children playing tackle football.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-6)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - substituted by s2958a [A06968 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06968-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 29, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BENEDETTO  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        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.