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Head injury bill advances to Senate
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HB58 • Utah cities and counties that make their facilities available to sports organizations would no longer have to worry about being held responsible for policies regarding head injuries sustained on their property under a bill before the Legislature. Also exempted from liability would be schools offering free play at recess.

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed HB58 and sent it to the full Senate for debate.

The bill modifies the 2011 Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Act, which requires all amateur-sports organizations to adopt and enforce concussion and head-injury policies. Sponsoring Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, wanted to make a few "minor tweaks" to the bill in order to hold the amateur-sports organizers responsible for enforcing the policies.

Tyson Phillips

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