Senate Passes Bill Regarding Football Helmet Regulations
May 23, 2011 at 10:44 PM CST
From the Texas Tribune:
Legislation on football helmet safety is one step closer to crossing the goal line after passing the Senate nearly unanimously today. The bill, HB 675, has already passed the House and now moves to the governor for final approval.
Helmets are “the first line of defense” for football players, said Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, the Senate sponsor of the bill. “We need to start somewhere and this is the first step in improving the safety for our athletes.”
The bill requires public school districts to recondition football helmets that are 10 years or older every two years and retire helmets after 16 years. School districts would also be required to keep records of the age and reconditioning of helmets. The information would be available to parents upon request.