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AB-2108 Youth athletics: Safe Youth Football Act.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Article 2.7 (commencing with Section 124240) is added to Chapter 4 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

Article  2.7. Safe Youth Football Act
 (a) This article shall be known, and may be cited, as the Safe Youth Football Act.
(b) As used in this article:
(1) “Play” includes, but is not necessarily limited to, participation in a football game, scrimmage, or practice in which tackling occurs.
(2) “Tackling” means physically impeding the forward movement of a player who is in possession of the ball to the extent that either of the following occurs:
(A) The player’s forward movement is stopped, and the player is unable to resume this forward movement.
(B) Some part of the player’s body, other than his or her hands or feet, is forced to touch the ground.
(3) “Youth sports organization” means an organization, business, nonprofit entity, or local governmental agency that sponsors or conducts amateur sports competition, training, camps, or clubs.
 On and after January 1, 2020, only a person who is at least 12 years of age shall be allowed to play tackle football with a youth sports organization.