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 Bill Status of HB1205  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-FOOTBALL PRAC-TACKLING

House Sponsors
Rep. Carol A. Sente - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Linda Chapa LaVia - Cynthia Soto, Camille Y. Lilly, Robyn Gabel, Keith Farnham, Elizabeth Hernandez, Silvana Tabares, Christian L. Mitchell and Jack D. Franks

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/21/2013HouseTabled Pursuant to Rule 22(g)

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-20.54
105 ILCS 5/34-18.46


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. In provisions regarding student athletes and concussions and head injuries, requires a school board to adopt a policy limiting tackling in football practice to once a week. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
New Act
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/10-20.54
105 ILCS 5/34-18.46

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Football Practice Hitting Limitation Act. Beginning May 31, 2014, requires the coach of a football program to limit full-contact hitting practice; specifies the limitations. Defines "football program" as the organized football program of a public or non-public elementary or secondary school or organized youth football league. Requires a coach of a football program to complete a certified, online concussion training program on or before May 31, 2014. Sets forth what the training program must include. Provides that, on or before December 31, 2013, the Illinois High School Association's Football Advisory Committee and Sports Medicine Advisory Committee shall work together to create a supplemental, online training program designed to prevent concussive and subconcussive brain injuries; provides that this program shall be considered a certified, online concussion training program. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/31/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Carol A. Sente
  2/1/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/13/2013HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/13/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/15/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Carol A. Sente
  3/15/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/18/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/20/2013HouseMotion Do Pass as Amended - Lost Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 005-006-002
  3/20/2013HouseRemains in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/20/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  3/21/2013HouseMotion Do Pass as Amended - Lost Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 005-008-001
  3/21/2013HouseTabled Pursuant to Rule 22(g)
  3/21/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks

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