Georgia Concussion Bill Stymied in House

Concussion policy in the public sports arena is one thing. How that policy applies to private sports leagues is not necessarily an apples-to-apples comparison. House Bill 673, sponsored by Rep. Billy Mitchell, D-Stone Mountain, was thought to be ready for passage, but last minute opposition by the private sector has relegated it to committee for further evaluation. At stake is the concern of an entity such as a church league being subject to liability because of its difficulty in effecting the same training regimen for its volunteer coaches that is required of public school paid coaches. The intent now is to modify the bill’s language so that it applies solely to public institutions.

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