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legislation

April 12, 2017

Texas could allow home-schooled students to play HS sports

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow the state's home-schooled students to play sports at their area high schools. Thirty-one states currently allow some type of athletic participation for home-schooled students, but none as big ...


February 17, 2017

Alabama bill would cap salaries for high school coaches

An Alabama lawmaker has proposed a bill that would cap high school coaching salaries, which have soared over the six-figure mark in recent years. Rep. Craig Ford's bill seeks to limit a coach's salary at no more than 75 percent of the principal's...


February 8, 2017

N.M. bill would require athletes to learn about brain injuries

A proposal in New Mexico would require that young athletes be educated on the signs and symptoms of brain injuries before they ever step onto a playing field. A state law already requires that coaches learn about brain injuries, but Sen. Bill So...


February 2, 2017

Iowa lawmakers take aim at concussions in sports

Iowa legislators have introduced a bill that would require schools to have health care professionals on the sidelines during all contact sports. The bill is currently at the committee level, and it's unclear how much support it has within the legi...


October 20, 2016

‘Tim Tebow bill’ proposed in Kentucky for third time

A Kentucky legislator for the third time is proposing a bill that would allow the state's homeschooled students to participate in sports at their local high schools. [caption id="attachment_17850" align="alignright" width="244"] A Kentucky lawmak...


September 13, 2016

U.S. House approves legislation protecting athletic trainers

From NATA The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 921), sponsored by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA), which protects athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals who...


September 7, 2016

Delaware expands concussion law to athletes outside of schools

Delaware kids who participate in recreation, club and youth sports organizations will now be subject to the same concussion guidelines as those participating in school-sponsored athletics. Gov. Jack Markell signed the bill on Tuesday, expanding o...


February 9, 2016

N.J. bill would expand steroid testing program

New Jersey legislators are moving a bill that would expand the state's steroid testing program for high school athletes. The state Assembly's Education Committee unanimously approved the bill on Monday. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athlet...