Youth Sport Concussion Legislation SB 243
Contact Your State Senator to Protect Youth Athletes from Brain Injuries
Our State Legislature is considering legislation that can better protect youth athletes, and help educate parents and coaches about the risks of concussions and head injuries.
The State Assembly passed the bill unanimously with bipartisan legislative sponsors. Despite ongoing lobbying efforts, Senators tell us they need to hear from people in their districts. Consider joining with us, and a broad coalition of groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Football League, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, and the Green Bay Packers, to advocate for the health and well being of children in our communities.
Background on the Legislation
Senate Bill 243 (SB 243) requires that a child who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury during an athletic activity be removed from the activity immediately and be unable to return to play until he or she is evaluated by a health care provider. The bill also directs the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in conjunction with the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, to develop guidelines and other information to educate coaches and athletes and their parents or guardians about the risk of concussion and head injury in youth athletic activities.
Similar legislation has passed in 31 states and the Wisconsin State Assembly unanimously passed a version of the bill with bipartisan legislative sponsors last year. Despite ongoing efforts, Senators need to hear from their own constituents about why this bill is important. Help ensure a healthy future for all of Wisconsin's athletes by making your voice heard. Write your Senators today
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: Wisconsin