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H.R. 302: Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2017

Oct 3, 2018 at 12:01 p.m. ET. On the Motion to Concur in the Senate.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 302 (115th) in the Senate. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which reauthorized federal aviation programs and made changes to aviation and aircraft regulations, such as the aircraft safety certification process, among other changes.

The text of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 was added to the text of the original bill summarized below by House GOP.

H.R. 302 ensures that sports medicine professionals are properly covered by their malpractice insurance while traveling with athletic teams in another state. Specifically, when a sports medicine professional provides covered medical services to an athlete, athletic team, or a staff member of an athlete or athletic team in a state where the sports medicine professional is not legally authorized to practice, any services are deemed to have been provided in the state the professional is legally authorized to practice for the purposes of determining medical professional liability insurance and determining the civil and criminal malpractice liability of that professional.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


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Yea 94%
Nay 6%
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Motion Agreed to. Simple Majority Required. Source:

The Yea votes represented 96% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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