What’s still on the table: Session reaches final week

Indiana Senate Democrats: The Briefing Room

With the 2014 legislative session winding down, a number of issues are yet to be finalized. Proposals that were modified from their original version and subsequently approved in the second house are eligible for a conference committee. Below, read where a number of issues are heading into session’s final days.

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High school athletes and concussions

High school student athletes would be required to be removed from play because of a suspected concussion or head injury for at least 24 hours under Senate Bill (SB) 222. Current law stipulates that a student athlete may not return to play until the athlete has been evaluated by, and has received written clearance from, a licensed and properly trained health care provider. Under the bill, athletes suffering head injuries would also have to sit out the required 24 hours. Additionally, the legislation would require high school and youth football…

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