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S. 2508 - Youth Sports Concussion Act

Commerce. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reduce sports-related concussions in youth, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Youth Sports Concussion Act

S. 2508 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to reduce sports-related concussions in youth, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reduce sports-related concussions in youth, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Youth Sports Concussion Act
  • Youth Sports Concussion Act
  • Youth Sports Concussion Act
Sponsor
Tom Udall
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Athletes
  • Child health
  • Child safety and welfare
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Consumer affairs
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Medical research
  • Product safety and quality
  • State and local government operations
  • Trade restrictions
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/04/2016
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/04/2016
2/04/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
2/04/2016Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar4/27/2016Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
12/06/2016Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar12/06/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 701.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

30 Organizations Supported and 9 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Youth Sports Concussion Act

30 organizations supported this bill

ACCSES
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
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Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
American Academy of Neurology
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
American Association on Health and Disability
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
American Dance Therapy Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
American Foundation for the Blind
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
American Music Therapy Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
American Occupational Therapy Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
American Therapeutic Recreation Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
Amputee Coalition
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
Brain Injury Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
Center for Medicare Advocacy
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
Child Neurology Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
Easter Seals
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
National Consumers League
National Consumers League (2017, July 28). National Consumers League calls for passage of bill requiring helmet protections for youth. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from National Consumers League.
National Disability Rights Network
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
Safe Kids Worldwide
Carr, Kate (2016, March 22). Udall Letter on S. 2508. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from Safe Kids Worldwide.
Safe States Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.
School Social Work Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 14). Youth Sports Concussion Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from American Association on Health and Disability.

9 organizations opposed this bill

American Apparel & Footwear Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 23). Joint Association Letter on HR 4460. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from U.S. House of Representatives.
Food Marketing Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 23). Joint Association Letter on HR 4460. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from U.S. House of Representatives.
Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 23). Joint Association Letter on HR 4460. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from U.S. House of Representatives.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 23). Joint Association Letter on HR 4460. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from U.S. House of Representatives.
National Grocers Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 23). Joint Association Letter on HR 4460. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from U.S. House of Representatives.
National Retail Federation
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 23). Joint Association Letter on HR 4460. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from U.S. House of Representatives.
National Sporting Goods Association
Carlson, Matt (2016, May 12). YOUTH SPORTS CONCUSSIONS ACT. Retrieved May 25, 2016, from National Sporting Goods Association.
Outdoor Industry Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 23). Joint Association Letter on HR 4460. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from U.S. House of Representatives.
Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 23). Joint Association Letter on HR 4460. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from U.S. House of Representatives.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$208,100$107,269
Kelly AyotteRNH$252,988$102,150
Tammy BaldwinDWI$189,410$17,716
John BarrassoRWY$330,293$59,209
Michael F. BennetDCO$424,464$100,276
Richard BlumenthalDCT$176,755$50,550
Roy BluntRMO$352,430$189,448
Cory A. BookerDNJ$236,543$102,550
John BoozmanRAR$116,340$110,510
Barbara BoxerDCA$7,000$1,250
Sherrod BrownDOH$438,070$105,319
Richard BurrRNC$288,250$130,450
Maria CantwellDWA$76,182$80,575
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$158,333$48,550
Ben CardinDMD$377,784$26,150
Tom CarperDDE$117,467$46,560
Bob CaseyDPA$299,528$73,100
Bill CassidyRLA$857,896$51,650
Daniel CoatsRIN$20,000$11,700
William Thad CochranRMS$115,059$84,853
Susan M. CollinsRME$202,000$65,100
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$65,800$30,625
Bob CorkerRTN$242,795$90,246
John CornynRTX$413,008$94,800
Tom CottonRAR$286,230$124,930
Mike CrapoRID$193,102$43,699
Ted CruzRTX$233,047$69,445
Steve DainesRMT$73,850$70,450
Joe DonnellyDIN$76,880$22,000
Dick DurbinDIL$174,220$101,750
Mike EnziRWY$172,350$89,950
Joni ErnstRIA$28,915$46,700
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$68,363$58,400
Deb FischerRNE$81,189$53,155
Jeff FlakeRAZ$116,200$42,650
Al FrankenDMN$151,574$27,683
Cory GardnerRCO$174,093$143,000
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$179,488$88,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$140,723$94,450
Chuck GrassleyRIA$200,285$94,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$414,220$96,300
Martin HeinrichDNM$138,818$41,025
Heidi HeitkampDND$60,177$52,829
Dean HellerRNV$178,300$61,627
Mazie K. HironoDHI$40,500$12,821
John HoevenRND$25,610$34,550
Jim InhofeROK$38,550$52,150
Johnny IsaksonRGA$254,850$93,050
Ron JohnsonRWI$160,179$141,425
Tim KaineDVA$262,196$31,700
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$78,967$27,850
Mark KirkRIL$246,900$78,050
Amy KlobucharDMN$141,172$117,025
James LankfordROK$135,096$93,865
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$32,700$30,400
Mike LeeRUT$42,850$23,650
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$66,248$65,000
Ed MarkeyDMA$192,740$67,500
John McCainRAZ$110,815$75,800
Claire McCaskillDMO$220,737$50,604
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$616,750$285,900
Bob MenéndezDNJ$222,460$159,300
Jeff MerkleyDOR$157,172$44,694
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$60,950$2,000
Jerry MoranRKS$112,400$65,900
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$59,655$62,675
Chris MurphyDCT$215,387$12,770
Patty MurrayDWA$331,742$81,075
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$181,302$31,000
Rand PaulRKY$235,258$45,601
David PerdueRGA$120,050$120,650
Gary C. PetersDMI$195,600$30,800
Rob PortmanROH$372,155$242,650
John "Jack" ReedDRI$91,000$59,250
Harry ReidDNV$224,411$38,700
Jim RischRID$28,150$18,750
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$213,664$63,600
Mike RoundsRSD$105,454$78,575
Marco RubioRFL$142,507$143,386
Bernie SandersIVT$49,511$2,250
Ben SasseRNE$93,441$19,600
Brian SchatzDHI$58,489$44,900
Chuck SchumerDNY$417,425$170,398
Tim ScottRSC$297,197$174,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$19,750$18,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$183,949$42,200
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$19,900$17,300
Debbie StabenowDMI$300,216$47,900
Dan SullivanRAK$41,812$44,200
Jon TesterDMT$217,228$42,575
John ThuneRSD$160,091$82,645
Thom TillisRNC$183,504$100,600
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$457,689$169,335
Tom UdallDNM$97,032$26,650
David VitterRLA$31,900$4,000
Mark R. WarnerDVA$290,615$61,800
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$320,380$62,291
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$112,373$32,500
Roger F. WickerRMS$70,750$49,950
Ron WydenDOR$564,046$114,850

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$208,100$107,269
Kelly AyotteRNH$252,988$102,150
Tammy BaldwinDWI$189,410$17,716
John BarrassoRWY$330,293$59,209
Michael F. BennetDCO$424,464$100,276
Richard BlumenthalDCT$176,755$50,550
Roy BluntRMO$352,430$189,448
Cory A. BookerDNJ$236,543$102,550
John BoozmanRAR$116,340$110,510
Barbara BoxerDCA$7,000$1,250
Sherrod BrownDOH$438,070$105,319
Richard BurrRNC$288,250$130,450
Maria CantwellDWA$76,182$80,575
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$158,333$48,550
Ben CardinDMD$377,784$26,150
Tom CarperDDE$117,467$46,560
Bob CaseyDPA$299,528$73,100
Bill CassidyRLA$857,896$51,650
Daniel CoatsRIN$20,000$11,700
William Thad CochranRMS$115,059$84,853
Susan M. CollinsRME$202,000$65,100
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$65,800$30,625
Bob CorkerRTN$242,795$90,246
John CornynRTX$413,008$94,800
Tom CottonRAR$286,230$124,930
Mike CrapoRID$193,102$43,699
Ted CruzRTX$233,047$69,445
Steve DainesRMT$73,850$70,450
Joe DonnellyDIN$76,880$22,000
Dick DurbinDIL$174,220$101,750
Mike EnziRWY$172,350$89,950
Joni ErnstRIA$28,915$46,700
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$68,363$58,400
Deb FischerRNE$81,189$53,155
Jeff FlakeRAZ$116,200$42,650
Al FrankenDMN$151,574$27,683
Cory GardnerRCO$174,093$143,000
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$179,488$88,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$140,723$94,450
Chuck GrassleyRIA$200,285$94,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$414,220$96,300
Martin HeinrichDNM$138,818$41,025
Heidi HeitkampDND$60,177$52,829
Dean HellerRNV$178,300$61,627
Mazie K. HironoDHI$40,500$12,821
John HoevenRND$25,610$34,550
Jim InhofeROK$38,550$52,150
Johnny IsaksonRGA$254,850$93,050
Ron JohnsonRWI$160,179$141,425
Tim KaineDVA$262,196$31,700
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$78,967$27,850
Mark KirkRIL$246,900$78,050
Amy KlobucharDMN$141,172$117,025
James LankfordROK$135,096$93,865
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$32,700$30,400
Mike LeeRUT$42,850$23,650
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$66,248$65,000
Ed MarkeyDMA$192,740$67,500
John McCainRAZ$110,815$75,800
Claire McCaskillDMO$220,737$50,604
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$616,750$285,900
Bob MenéndezDNJ$222,460$159,300
Jeff MerkleyDOR$157,172$44,694
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$60,950$2,000
Jerry MoranRKS$112,400$65,900
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$59,655$62,675
Chris MurphyDCT$215,387$12,770
Patty MurrayDWA$331,742$81,075
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$181,302$31,000
Rand PaulRKY$235,258$45,601
David PerdueRGA$120,050$120,650
Gary C. PetersDMI$195,600$30,800
Rob PortmanROH$372,155$242,650
John "Jack" ReedDRI$91,000$59,250
Harry ReidDNV$224,411$38,700
Jim RischRID$28,150$18,750
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$213,664$63,600
Mike RoundsRSD$105,454$78,575
Marco RubioRFL$142,507$143,386
Bernie SandersIVT$49,511$2,250
Ben SasseRNE$93,441$19,600
Brian SchatzDHI$58,489$44,900
Chuck SchumerDNY$417,425$170,398
Tim ScottRSC$297,197$174,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$19,750$18,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$183,949$42,200
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$19,900$17,300
Debbie StabenowDMI$300,216$47,900
Dan SullivanRAK$41,812$44,200
Jon TesterDMT$217,228$42,575
John ThuneRSD$160,091$82,645
Thom TillisRNC$183,504$100,600
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$457,689$169,335
Tom UdallDNM$97,032$26,650
David VitterRLA$31,900$4,000
Mark R. WarnerDVA$290,615$61,800
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$320,380$62,291
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$112,373$32,500
Roger F. WickerRMS$70,750$49,950
Ron WydenDOR$564,046$114,850

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Other physician specialists$10,272,691
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,224,128
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Other non-physician health practitioners$1,237,173
Nurses$1,040,021
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$961,055
Welfare & Social Work$587,558
Children's rights$563,701
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Health professionals$50,871
Human Rights$45,000
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Department, variety & convenience stores$1,941,921
Food stores$1,740,226
Gasoline service stations$1,010,372
Retail trade$815,174
Apparel & accessory stores$813,819
Wholesale trade$331,305
Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$247,526
Personal products manufacturing$119,200
Recreation/Entertainment$93,766
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