Four School Sports-Related Bills Before The Massachusetts Legislature
Thu, 09/03/2020 - 5:07pm Heraldgroton
Four bills facing action in the Massachusetts House and Senate propose changes in school sports-related laws concerning earliest age for football, use of topical sunscreen, access to mainstream sports for students with disabilities, and use of CPA funds for artificial turf.
• H 2007 - Prevents the practice of tackle football for children in grade seven or under. Https:// malegislature.gov/Bills/191/ H2007
• H 545 - Allows students, parents and school personnel to use a topical sunscreen product without a physician’s note or prescription while on school property or at a school-related event or activity. Https:// malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H545
• S 245 - Ensures that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in mainstream physical education programs. Https://malegislature. gov/Bills/191/S245
• H 2430 - Repeals a current law that prohibits a city or town’s community preservation funds from being used to buy artificial turf for athletic fields. Https:// malegislature.gov/Bills/191/ H2430
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