Bill Text

Bill Information

PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

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

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 03/20/2018 09:00 PM
AB2108:v98#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Assembly  March 20, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2108


Introduced by Assembly Member McCarty Members McCarty and Gonzalez Fletcher
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta, Mullin, Nazarian, Quirk, Ting, and Weber)

February 08, 2018


An act to amend Section 1569.265 of add Article 2.7 (commencing with Section 124240) to Chapter 4 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to care facilities for the elderly. youth athletics.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2108, as amended, McCarty. Residential care facilities for the elderly. Youth athletics: Safe Youth Football Act.
Existing law requires a school district, charter school, or private school, if it offers an athletic program, to provide a concussion and head injury information sheet to be signed and returned by the athlete and athlete’s parent or guardian, on a yearly basis, before the athlete initiates practice or competition.
Existing law requires youth sports organizations, defined to include organizations, businesses, nonprofit entities, or local governmental agencies that sponsor or conduct amateur sports competitions, training, camps, or clubs in which persons 17 years of age or younger participate in any of 27 designated sports, to immediately remove an athlete from an athletic activity for the remainder of the day if the athlete is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury, and prohibits the athlete from returning to the athletic activity until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider, who is trained in the management of concussions and acting within the scope of his or her practice, and the athlete receives written clearance from the licensed health care provider to return to the athletic activity.
Existing law requires youth sports organizations to notify the parents or guardians of athletes 17 years of age or younger who have been removed from athletic activities due to suspected concussions, as specified. Existing law requires youth sports organizations to offer concussion and head injury education or related educational materials, or both, to each of their coaches and administrators on a yearly basis, as prescribed. Existing law requires each of these coaches and administrators to successfully complete the concussion and head injury education offered under the bill at least once either online or in person.
This bill, on and after January 1, 2020, would prohibit any person who is not at least 12 years of age from playing tackle football with a youth sports organization, as specified.

Existing law, the California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of residential care facilities for the elderly by the State Department of Social Services. Existing law sets forth a bill of rights for residents of privately operated residential care facilities for the elderly, including, among other things, to be accorded dignity in their personal relationships with staff, to be granted a reasonable level of personal privacy of accommodations, medical treatment, personal care and assistance, and to confidential treatment of their records and personal information, as specified. Existing law provides that the rights and liberties set forth in the bill of rights does not diminish a resident’s constitutional rights, as specified.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 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

124240.
 (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.

124241.
 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.

SECTION 1.Section 1569.265 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:
1569.265.

(a)The rights and liberties set forth in this article do not diminish a resident’s constitutional rights or any other rights set forth in other state or federal laws and regulations. Persons residing in residential care facilities for the elderly shall continue to enjoy all of their civil and legal rights.

(b)This article applies only to privately operated residential care facilities for the elderly.