Establishes the seven-member Joint Legislative Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Student Athletes (Task Force) to study: the frequency of sudden cardiac arrest or other heart conditions in student athletes, other jurisdictions that have implemented strategies to mitigate risks to student athletes, the cost of requiring student athletes to be tested for heart conditions, and any other issue the Task Force considers relevant. Sets out membership requirements, including two members of the Senate and two members of the House of Representatives. Sets out provisions governing meetings, the assignment of professional staff, expenses, the hiring of a consultant, and related matters. Requires that the Task Force begin meeting by October 1, 2017. Requires a final report on the study to the General Assembly by April 1, 2018, by filing a copy of the report with the Office of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Legislative Library. Terminates the Task Force upon the earlier of April 1, 2018, or upon the filing of its final report.
Bill S 538 (2017-2018)Summary date: Mar 30 2017 - View summary