CHAPTER 420l

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

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Sec. 21a-430. Donation bins. Placement in public place. Notice required. Penalty.

Sec. 21a-431. Persons under eighteen years of age required to wear protective headgear in certain baseball batting cages.

Sec. 21a-432. Operators of youth athletic activities to make available statement re concussions.


Sec. 21a-430. Donation bins. Placement in public place. Notice required. Penalty. (a) No person shall place or cause to be placed in a public place a donation bin for the donation of clothing or other articles unless such person has been granted permission to place such donation bin in such public place by the owner of such public place or by such owner's duly authorized agent and unless such bin contains a notice in block letters at least two inches high stating: (1) If the donation is for a charitable purpose, (A) the name of the nonprofit organization that will benefit from the donation, (B) the name of the owner of such bin, and (C) that the public may contact the Department of Consumer Protection for further information, or (2) if not intended for a charitable purpose, that such donation is not for a charitable purpose. Such notice shall be on the same side of the bin where the donation is likely to be made. As used in this section, “public place” means any area that is used or held out for use by the public, whether owned or operated by public or private interests, and “donation bin” means a large container commonly placed in a parking lot for the purpose of encouraging individuals to donate clothing or other items.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars.

(P.A. 09-119, S. 1; P.A. 11-247, S. 2.)

History: P.A. 11-247 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and amended same by adding requirement that notice contain name of bin's owner and adding Subpara. designators in Subdiv. (1), and added Subsec. (b) re fine of not more than $500.

Sec. 21a-431. Persons under eighteen years of age required to wear protective headgear in certain baseball batting cages. (a) No person under eighteen years of age may enter into a commercial, nonprofit or municipally operated baseball batting cage for the purpose of hitting from an automated pitching machine unless such person is wearing protective headgear that meets standard performance specifications, as defined by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment.

(b) Failure to comply with this section shall not be a violation, offense or statutory cause of action.

(P.A. 11-244, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 11-244 effective July 13, 2011.

Sec. 21a-432. Operators of youth athletic activities to make available statement re concussions. (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) “Youth athletic activity” means an organized athletic activity involving participants of not less than seven years of age and not more than nineteen years of age, who (A) (i) engage in an organized athletic game or competition against another team, club or entity or in practice or preparation for an organized game or competition against another team, club or entity, or (ii) attend an organized athletic camp or clinic the purpose of which is to train, instruct or prepare such participants to engage in an organized athletic game or competition, and (B) (i) pay a fee to participate in such organized athletic game or competition or attend such camp or clinic, or (ii) whose cost to participate in such athletic game or competition or attend such camp or clinic is sponsored by a municipality, business or nonprofit organization. “Youth athletic activity” does not include any college or university athletic activity, or an athletic activity that is incidental to a nonathletic program or lesson; and

(2) “Operator” means any municipality, business or nonprofit organization that conducts, coordinates, organizes or otherwise oversees any youth athletic activity but shall not include any municipality, business or nonprofit organization solely providing access to, or use of, any field, court or other recreational area, whether for compensation or not.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, each operator of a youth athletic activity shall make available a written or electronic statement regarding concussions to each youth athlete and a parent or legal guardian of each youth athlete participating in the youth athletic activity. Such written or electronic statement shall be made available upon registration of each youth athlete and shall be consistent with the most recent information provided by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding concussions. Such written or electronic statement shall include educational content addressing, at a minimum: (1) The recognition of signs or symptoms of a concussion, (2) the means of obtaining proper medical treatment for a person suspected of sustaining a concussion, (3) the nature and risks of concussions, including the danger of continuing to engage in youth athletic activity after sustaining a concussion, and (4) the proper procedures for allowing a youth athlete who has sustained a concussion to return to athletic activity.

(c) No operator, or designee of such operator, shall be subject to civil liability for failing to make available the written or electronic statement regarding concussions pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 15-5, S. 114.)

History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 15-5 effective July 1, 2015.