Student-athletes; effects of concussions on academic performance. (SB172)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Policies on concussions in student-athletes. Requires each non-interscholastic youth sports program utilizing public school property to either (i) establish policies and procedures based on either the local school division's guidelines or the Board of Education's guidelines regarding the identification and handling of suspected concussions in student-athletes or (ii) follow the policies and procedures regarding the identification and handling of suspected concussions required of local school divisions in existing law. The bill also directs the Board of Education to review and revise the Board's guidelines on concussions as necessary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101793D
01/02/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/08/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/16/2014Committee substitute printed 14103639D-S1
01/16/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Read second time
01/20/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/20/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14103639D-S1
01/20/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB172S1
01/21/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014Placed on Calendar
01/24/2014Read first time
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/29/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB172S1)
02/07/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
02/18/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Committee substitute printed 14105103D-H1
02/20/2014Read second time
02/21/2014Passed by for the day
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105103D-H1
02/24/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB172H1
02/24/2014Passed House with substitute (95-Y 4-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Title replaced 14105103D-H1
02/28/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB172ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/03/2014Signed by President
04/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 746 (effective 7/1/14)
04/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0746)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.