S. 1014: Youth Sports Concussion Act

Introduced:
May 22, 2013
Status:
Reported by Committee
Prognosis
20% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Tom Udall
Senior Senator from New Mexico
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 22, 2013
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2118 (Related)
Youth Sports Concussion Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 22, 2013

 
Status

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 9, 2014.

Progress
Introduced May 22, 2013
Referred to Committee May 22, 2013
Reported by Committee Apr 09, 2014
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

20% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to reduce sports-related concussions in youth, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/22/2013--Introduced.
Youth Sports Concussion Act - Expresses the sense of Congress concerning the reduction of sports-related concussions in youth and completion of the National Academies' report on such injuries.
Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to review the National Academies' report within five months after the report is completed.
Authorizes the CPSC to make recommendations to protective equipment manufacturers regarding whether voluntary standards should be adopted to: (1) reduce the risk of sports-related injury for youth athletes wearing protective equipment, (2) improve the safety of reconditioned protective equipment, and (3) modify protective equipment warning labels.
Permits the CPSC to initiate the promulgation of a consumer product safety rule if no voluntary standard is adopted within a one-year period.
Makes it unlawful to sell or offer for sale in interstate commerce, or import into the United States for such purposes, athletic sporting equipment for which the seller or importer makes any false or misleading claim with respect to the safety benefits of such item.
Requires violations to be treated as unfair or deceptive acts or practices under the Federal Trade Commission Act.
Sets forth the enforcement authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Authorizes the FTC to promulgate regulations to carry out this Act.
Authorizes states to bring civil actions in federal court to obtain injunctive relief on behalf of state residents unless a civil or administrative action has already been instituted by the FTC. Allows the FTC to intervene and appeal in state actions.

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