Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1406
       By Senator Broxson
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to youth athletic activities; creating
    3         s. 381.796, F.S.; defining the term “athletics
    4         personnel”; requiring the Department of Health to
    5         define a term by rule; requiring an entity that
    6         administers or conducts a high-risk youth athletic
    7         activity or related training on certain property to
    8         require unpaid or volunteer athletics personnel to
    9         complete a specified course; providing that the course
   10         must be offered at no charge to such personnel;
   11         providing that the course may be offered online or in
   12         person; providing requirements for course content;
   13         requiring such personnel to complete the course within
   14         a specified timeframe after their initial involvement,
   15         and annually thereafter; providing an exemption;
   16         requiring entities to maintain specified records;
   17         requiring the department to adopt rules; providing an
   18         effective date.
   20  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   22         Section 1. Section 381.796, Florida Statutes, is created to
   23  read:
   24         381.796High-risk youth athletic activities.—
   25         (1)For the purposes of this section, the term “athletics
   26  personnel” means an individual who is actively involved in
   27  organizing, conducting, or coaching a high-risk youth athletic
   28  activity or an individual who is involved with training a child
   29  for participation in a high-risk youth athletic activity. The
   30  department shall define by rule what constitutes a high-risk
   31  youth athletic activity for purposes of this section.
   32         (2)Any entity that administers or conducts a high-risk
   33  youth athletic activity, or training for such activity, on land
   34  owned, leased, operated, or maintained by the state or a
   35  political subdivision of the state shall require any unpaid or
   36  volunteer athletics personnel to complete a course approved by
   37  the department which provides them with information on the
   38  avoidance or prevention of serious physical injury to
   39  participants in high-risk youth athletic activities.
   40         (a)The course, which must be offered at no charge to the
   41  athletics personnel, may be offered online or in person and must
   42  include information on:
   43         1.Emergency preparedness, planning, and rehearsal in
   44  relation to traumatic injuries;
   45         2.Concussions and head trauma;
   46         3.Injuries resulting from heat or extreme weather; and
   47         4.Physical conditioning and the proper use of training
   48  equipment.
   49         (b)Each individual who serves in such a position shall
   50  complete the course within 30 days after his or her initial
   51  involvement with the high-risk youth athletic activity, and
   52  annually thereafter; however, this paragraph does not apply to
   53  an athletic trainer licensed under chapter 468.
   54         (c)The entity shall maintain a record of each individual
   55  who completes the course for the entirety of his or her unpaid
   56  or volunteer service.
   57         (3)The department shall adopt rules to implement this
   58  section.
   59         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.