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Lawmakers Approve Sports Safety Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky lawmakers have given final
approval to legislation aimed at improving safety for high school
athletes.

The measure breezed through the Senate and House over the past
two days. It now goes to Gov. Steve Beshear for his consideration.
Spokesman Jay Blanton didn't immediately return a message to
comment on whether Beshear intends to sign the measure.

The legislation would require high school coaches to take sports
safety classes that cover first aid, heat and cold illnesses and
how to recognize health emergencies.

Lawmakers have been weighing legislation in response to the
death of Louisville teen Max Gilpin, who died of complications from
heat stroke in August, three days after collapsing during football
practice.
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The legislation is House Bill 383.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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