State Sen. Anitere Flores successfully steered SB256/HB291 through the Legislature one year after a similar bill was defeated. She demonstrated commitment and perseverance in pushing legislation that promotes awareness of the dangers of concussion to youth athletes.

It specifies that an athlete must sit out when there’s a head injury and establishes who can determine when the athlete can return to play. It was refreshing to see agendas set aside and the health and wellbeing of Florida’s children put first with unanimous approvals in the House and the Senate.

David Goldstein, student, Ransom Everglades School, Coconut Grove

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