|Ohio bills aimed at errors in sports safety law|
|Written by By Associated Press|
|Thursday, 14 March 2013 06:35|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers are working to correct a new Ohio law that would allow coaches and referees in youth sports leagues to be criminally prosecuted if they don't follow requirements regarding players' head injuries.
The new law takes effect in late April. It requires coaches, volunteers and officials in youth sports organizations to have players who show concussion-like symptoms sit out games or practices until they're checked and cleared by a doctor or licensed health care provider. Coaches would also need to know more about concussions.
A bill-writing error inadvertently imposes criminal penalties for violating the law.
The Ohio House unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to clarify the law before it takes effect. The Senate passed a separate bill.
Supporters say the law is intended to promote safety, not impose punishments.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
Front Page Stories
|'Actors' lap up stardom
04/19/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor
Margot (performed by Madison Zavitz) interacts with Bruiser (performed by Nugget). (Enoc [ ... ]
|Elmwood graduate Trevor Lee shares his Yosemite experience|
04/19/2014 | JORDAN CRAVENS Sentinel Staff Writer
Trevor Lee has traveled to 40 states, and most recently spent 10 months at Yosemite Nati [ ... ]