HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3578        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3477

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Carolyn C. Dykema

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to floor hockey safety.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

James E. Crews, Jr.

 

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3578        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3477

By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3477) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the safety of students participating in floor hockey as part of physical education courses in public schools.  Education.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to floor hockey safety.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Section 222 of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (h) and inserting in place thereof the following 2 subsections:-

(h)A student who participates in floor hockey as part of a physical education course at a public school in the commonwealth shall wear protective headgear in compliance with federal safety standards and the equipment recommendations of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, including, but not limited to, a safety helmet and mouth guard while participating in activities where such protective gear is recommended.

(i)The division shall adopt regulations to carry out this section.