A bill meant to reduce the number of concussions suffered by North Carolina high school athletes by requiring safety measures and education is heading to the Senate.
The state House on Tuesday approved the proposal, which will promote the development of an athletics concussion safety training program and concussion safety requirements for interscholastic athletics.
The bill is named for Matt Gfeller of Winston-Salem Reynolds and Jaquan Waller of Greenville Rose, who each died from head injuries during high school football games.
The bill also is endorsed by the NFL, NHL, USA Baseball, the N.C. High School Athletic Association, the N.C. Athletic Trainers Association and a number of other groups