|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 25, 2019||referred to health|
assembly Bill A2692
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
John T. McDonald III
Carmen De La Rosa
A2692 (ACTIVE) - Details
A2692 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2692 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 25, 2019 ___________ 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 twelve 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. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "John Mack- ey youth football protection act". § 2. 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. § 2595. PROHIBITION OF TACKLE FOOTBALL. 1. NO CHILD TWELVE YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER SHALL PLAY, PRACTICE, OR OTHERWISE ENGAGE IN ORGANIZED TACKLE FOOTBALL; PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING WITHIN THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT CHILDREN TWELVE YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER FROM PLAYING, PRACTICING, OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN ANY FORM OF FOOTBALL WHICH DOES NOT INVOLVE TACKLING. 2. ANY SCHOOL, LEAGUE OR OTHER ENTITY WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO ALLOW CHIL- DREN TO PARTICIPATE IN FOOTBALL, WHO ALLOWS CHILDREN TWELVE YEARS OLD 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 ARTI- CLE ONE OF THIS CHAPTER. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "ORGANIZED TACKLE FOOTBALL" SHALL INCLUDE ANY PRACTICE, GAME OR OTHER ACTIVITY WHICH INVOLVES ENGAGING IN TACKLE FOOTBALL AND WHICH IS ORGANIZED BY A SCHOOL, OR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE LEAGUE OR OTHER ENTITY WHOSE PURPOSE IS TO ALLOW CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTACT FOOTBALL. (B) "TACKLE" SHALL MEAN TO PHYSICALLY IMPEDE THE FORWARD MOVEMENT OF A PLAYER WHO IS IN POSSESSION OF THE BALL TO THE EXTENT THAT: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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