assembly Bill A4529A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits children thirteen years old and younger from playing tackle football

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Jan 16, 2014 print number 4529a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Feb 06, 2013 referred to health

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A4529 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25 Title 7 §2595, Pub Health L

A4529 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits children thirteen years old and younger from playing tackle football.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4529

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BENEDETTO  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting  chil-
  dren ten years old and younger from playing tackle football

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Article 25 of the public health law is amended by adding  a
new title 7 to read as follows:
                                TITLE VII
                              YOUTH SPORTS
SECTION 2595. PROHIBITION OF TACKLE FOOTBALL.
  S  2595. PROHIBITION OF TACKLE FOOTBALL. 1. (A) NO CHILD TEN YEARS OLD
OR YOUNGER SHALL PLAY, PRACTICE, OR OTHERWISE ENGAGE IN ORGANIZED TACKLE
FOOTBALL; PROVIDED HOWEVER,  THAT  NOTHING  WITHIN  THIS  SECTION  SHALL
PROHIBIT CHILDREN TEN YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER FROM PLAYING, PRACTICING, OR
OTHERWISE  PARTICIPATING  IN ANY FORM OF FOOTBALL WHICH DOES NOT INVOLVE
TACKLING.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  "ORGANIZED  TACKLE  FOOTBALL"
SHALL INCLUDE ANY PRACTICE, GAME OR OTHER ACTIVITY WHICH INVOLVES ENGAG-
ING  IN  TACKLE  FOOTBALL  AND WHICH IS ORGANIZED BY A SCHOOL, ADULT, OR
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE LEAGUE OR OTHER ENTITY WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO ALLOW CHIL-
DREN TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTACT FOOTBALL.
  2. ANY SCHOOL, ADULT, OR LEAGUE OR OTHER ENTITY WHOSE  PURPOSE  IS  TO
ALLOW CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN FOOTBALL, WHO ALLOWS CHILDREN TEN YEARS
OF AGE OR YOUNGER TO PLAY, PRACTICE, OR OTHERWISE ENGAGE IN TACKLE FOOT-
BALL  SHALL  BE LIABLE FOR A CIVIL PENALTY UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE
TWO OF ARTICLE ONE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03854-03-3

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A4529A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25 Title 7 §2595, Pub Health L

A4529A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Prohibits children thirteen years old and younger from playing tackle football.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4529--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BENEDETTO, GALEF, JAFFEE, ABINANTI, ROSENTHAL --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health -- recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Health  in
  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting chil-
  dren thirteen years old and younger from playing tackle football

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Article 25 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new title 7 to read as follows:
                                TITLE VII
                              YOUTH SPORTS
SECTION 2595. PROHIBITION OF TACKLE FOOTBALL.
  S 2595. PROHIBITION OF TACKLE FOOTBALL. 1. (A) NO CHILD THIRTEEN YEARS
OLD OR YOUNGER SHALL PLAY, PRACTICE, OR OTHERWISE  ENGAGE  IN  ORGANIZED
TACKLE  FOOTBALL;  PROVIDED  HOWEVER,  THAT  NOTHING WITHIN THIS SECTION
SHALL PROHIBIT CHILDREN THIRTEEN YEARS OLD  AND  YOUNGER  FROM  PLAYING,
PRACTICING,  OR  OTHERWISE  PARTICIPATING  IN ANY FORM OF FOOTBALL WHICH
DOES NOT INVOLVE TACKLING.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  "ORGANIZED  TACKLE  FOOTBALL"
SHALL INCLUDE ANY PRACTICE, GAME OR OTHER ACTIVITY WHICH INVOLVES ENGAG-
ING  IN  TACKLE  FOOTBALL  AND WHICH IS ORGANIZED BY A SCHOOL, ADULT, OR
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE LEAGUE OR OTHER ENTITY WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO ALLOW CHIL-
DREN TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTACT FOOTBALL.
  2. ANY SCHOOL, ADULT, OR LEAGUE OR OTHER ENTITY WHOSE  PURPOSE  IS  TO
ALLOW  CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN FOOTBALL, WHO ALLOWS CHILDREN THIRTEEN
YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER TO PLAY, PRACTICE, OR OTHERWISE ENGAGE IN TACKLE
FOOTBALL SHALL BE LIABLE FOR A CIVIL PENALTY  UNDER  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
TITLE TWO OF ARTICLE ONE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03854-04-4

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