I spoke to state Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, on Thursday afternoon.
He is the author for Senate Bill 372. Holdman said the bill would be amended from all coaches of high school sports being required to undergo concussion training to just football coaches being required to complete concussion training.
Holdman said the organization, USA Football, which is based out of Indianapolis and funded by the National Football League Players’ Association and the NFL, contacted him and offered the proposed legislation.
Holdman said USA Football would like to use Indiana as a model for the rest of the U.S and that the requirements in the bill would be some of the nation’s first.
Other student athletes and teams using public properties or being organized by public entities would be still required to distribute information on concussions.
I will post some of Holdman’s quotes and hopefully the language in the amendment late Thursday night or Friday morning.