Full Text of HB1205 98th General Assembly
HB1205ham001 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Rep. Carol A. Sente
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 1205
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1205 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
This Act may be cited as the
Football Practice Hitting Limitation Act.
"Football program" means the organized football program of
a public or non-public elementary or secondary school or
organized youth football league.
"Full-contact hitting practice" means full-pad (helmet,
shoulder pads, padded pants, and cleats), full-speed, football
practice that involves tackling to the ground.
Full-contact hitting practice limitation.
Beginning May 31, 2014, the coach of a football program shall
limit full-contact hitting practice to the following:
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(1) During the regular season, full-contact hitting
practice is limited to a maximum of 2 days a week.
(2) During the pre-season, full-contact hitting
practice is at the discretion of the coach.
(3) During the off-season and during summer camp,
full-contact hitting practice is prohibited.
Online concussion training program.
(a) A coach of a football program must complete a
certified, online concussion training program on or before May
31, 2014. The training program shall include at least one of
(1) A program provided by the Heads Up: Concussion in
Youth Sports initiative of the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and
(2) A program provided by the National Federation of
State High School Associations.
(b) The training program required under subsection (a) of
this Section shall include details about the following:
(1) Efforts to reduce full-contact hitting practice.
(2) The long-term effects of repetitive hits to the
head and recurrent concussions.
(3) Training techniques to protect youth athletes from
(c) On or before December 31, 2013, the Illinois High
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School Association's Football Advisory Committee and Sports
Medicine Advisory Committee shall work together to create a
supplemental, online training program designed to prevent
concussive and subconcussive brain injuries. This program
shall be considered a certified, online concussion training
program for the purposes of subsection (a) of this Section.
(d) This Section is repealed on June 1, 2014.
This Act takes effect upon