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Lawmakers pushing concussion awareness


Last updated 3/20/2019 at Noon

A website outlining concussions in lower-impact sports, best practices and research would be created under Senate Bill 5238, which was heard in the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee.

Prime sponsor, District 36 Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D - Seattle) told a story about a friend who coaches girls youth soccer who pulled him aside to discuss the increase in head injuries in the sport.

This bill is Carlyle’s solution to putting more information into the public sphere and tackling an issue he regrets not approaching earlier, according to his public testimony.

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