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Connecticut Considers ‘Concussion’ Bill To Protect Student Athletes

Connecticut is the latest state to be weighing a law that would protect student sports players from the after effects of concussions.

Democratic lawmakers in the Nutmeg State have proposed the legislation, according to The Hartford Courant. http://www.courant.com/sports/other/hc-concussions0126.artjan26,0,93453.story

The law’s slogan is “When in doubt, sit it out.”

So far two states, Washington and Oregon, have already passed laws protecting student athletes from the effects of concussion. California has similar legislation pending.

The proposed Connecticut law mandates that student athletes who are believed to have suffered a concussion wait a day until they return to play their sport. The law also requires that coaches be educated about concussions.

The Connecticut bill is being sponsored by State Sen. Majority Leader Martin Looney of New Haven and Sen. Thomas Gaffey of Meriden.

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