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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5291

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 1696

 

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Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

(PH)

 

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) (a) Any manufacturer that sells protective headgear that meets performance standard criteria set forth by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment may report to the State Department of Education that such protective headgear is certified as meeting the general or sports specific performance standards of said committee. Such report shall include the severity index unit score of the headgear.

(b) The State Department of Education shall post, within available appropriations, the information contained in each report made by a manufacturer pursuant to subsection (a) of this section on its Internet web site.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2018

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To provide consumers with access to information regarding the safety of sports helmets.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]