February 5, 2016

Nebraska legislator seeks to broaden state’s anti-hazing law

A Nebraska legislator this week introduced a bill that would broaden the definition of hazing to include acts that are sexual in nature. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="298"] A hazing incident within a Nebraska high schoo...

February 4, 2016

Md. bill would suspend coaches who play concussed athletes

Maryland legislators are considering a bill that would suspend coaches who put players back on the field after they have suffered an apparent concussion. Details of the legislation were released last week, and many groups have already voiced oppos...

January 15, 2016

Florida legislators seek changes to high school sports

For the fifth consecutive year, Florida lawmakers are moving legislation that would change the way high school sports are governed. Three different bills aimed at high school sports are gaining traction in the House and Senate. Here is a brief ...

November 25, 2015

Florida introducing new bill against athletic association

Florida lawmakers are again introducing a bill that would change the way the state's athletic association operates. A report from FloridaPolitics.com indicates the bill will be heard next week by the Education Appropriations subcommittee. It aims...

November 10, 2015

Ky. lawmakers could open doors to private school students

Kentucky lawmakers are introducing legislation that would allow the state's non-public school students to participate on public school sports teams. The bill is sponsored by 10 legislators and predictably does not have the support of the Kentucky...

May 8, 2015

Legislation would make cheerleading a sport in N.J.

A Senate committee on Thursday approved legislation that would make cheerleading an official sport in New Jersey. [caption id="attachment_12044" align="alignright" width="283"] Lawmakers in New Jersey are pushing to make cheerleading an official ...

April 24, 2015

Controversial bill advancing through Florida legislature

A controversial bill that could reshape the way high school sports are governed in Florida is headed to the state Senate. The House passed the bill on Wednesday, bringing the proposal one step closer to overhauling prep sports across the state. Cr...

April 17, 2015

Ill. senator introduces bill to improve protection for athletes

An Illinois senator on Thursday introduced legislation that would improve the process of identifying and treating concussions in young athletes nationwide. [caption id="attachment_11620" align="alignright" width="250"] Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has ...