OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5291

AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO INFORMATION REGARDING THE SAFETY OF SPORTS HELMETS.

SUMMARY

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) develops performance standards for sports helmets and other protective equipment. This bill allows manufacturers that sell protective headgear that meets such standards to report that fact to the State Department of Education (SDE). Specifically, they may report (1) that the headgear is certified as meeting the NOCSAE general or sports specific performance standards and (2) the severity index unit score of the headgear.

Under the bill, if manufacturers report such information to SDE, the department must post the information on its website, within available appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

24

Nay

1

(03/23/2018)