SECTION 1. Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 222 the following new section:-
Section 222A. (a) No child in grade seven or under shall play, practice, or otherwise participate in organized tackle football; provided however, that nothing within this section shall prohibit children in grade seven or under from playing, practicing, or otherwise participating in any form of football which does not involve tackling
(b) Except as provided in subsections (c) and (d) of this section, any school, league or other entity whose purpose is to allow children to participate in football who violates, disobeys, or disregards any term or provision of this chapter, shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than two thousand dollars for every such violation.
(c) The penalty provided for in subsection (b) of this section may be increased to an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars for a subsequent violation if the school, league or other entity whose purpose is to allow children to participate in football committed the same violation, with respect to the same or any other person or persons, within twelve months of the initial violation for which the penalty was assessed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section and said violations were a serious threat to the health and safety of an individuals or individuals.
(d) The penalty provided for in subsection (b) of this section may be increased to an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars if the violation directly results in serious physical harm to any participant or participants.
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