Authors: Senator Timothy Lanane, Senator Patricia Miller, Senator Mark Stoops
Co-authors: Senator Ed Charbonneau, Senator Lonnie Randolph
Sponsors: Representative Edward Clere
Co-Sponsors: Representative Charlie Brown, Representative Sue Errington
Provides that the law concerning concussions and head injuries applies to student athletes in grades 5 through 12 who participate in interscholastic or intramural sports. (Current law provides that the law concerning concussions and head injuries applies to high school student athletes.) Requires beginning July 1, 2016: (1) all coaches and assistant coaches of student athletes of specified sports; and (2) assistant football coaches of student athletes who are less than 20 years old; to complete certain certified coaching education courses. (Current law requires coaches and assistant coaches who coach football to individuals who are less than 20 years old to complete certain certified coaching education courses). Provides civil immunity for the coaches and assistant coaches in compliance with the training and who provide coaching services in good faith from damages as a result of a concussion or head injury incurred by an athlete.