Wilton state Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) and Senator Toni Boucher joined Gov. Dannel Malloy, fellow legislators, students and advocates this week for a ceremonial signing of Public Act, 14-66, An Act Concerning Youth Athletics and Concussions, which focuses on awareness and prevention of concussions in athletes. Ms. Lavielle, a member of the General Assembly’s Education Committee, co-sponsored the bill.
“A concussion can be a life-altering experience if it isn’t managed properly, and this new law will ensure that students, parents, and coaches have the training and awareness to identify concussions and allow students to receive treatment and recover before they return to play,” she said. “Our General Assembly gets the best results when everyone works together, and this legislation is the outcome of true bipartisan collaboration.”