Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1406 By Senator Broxson 1-00553A-20 20201406__ 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. 19 20 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 21 22 Section 1. Section 381.796, Florida Statutes, is created to 23 read: 24 381.796 High-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.