Concussion policy bill to be heard in Senate

Concussion policy bill to be heard in Senate

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By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II
Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers are hoping to increase safety in sports with legislation that would require schools and other organizations conducting youth athletic programs to adopt concussion policies.

The measure is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. A similar proposal failed last year.

Rep. Cameron Sexton is the sponsor of the House version of the bill.

He didn't specify issues with the measure that have been worked out, but he said all parties involved seem to be pleased with the current version, which also appears to have bipartisan support.

A NFL official is expected to testify before the committee.

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