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A conversation while out door knocking led to a legislative effort by Republican State Sen. Waylon Brown. The bill, Senate File 87, would require the annual physical exam required to participate in interscholastic sports activities to include a cardiac evaluation if the exam is taken as a prerequisite to participate in athletic contests and competitions.

Brown said he had a discussion while campaigning about a teenager who had cardiac issues during an athletic competition.

And with the Monday Night Football episode involving Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, the bill’s intrigue only grows larger.

There have been increased incidents of cardiac-related issues for young people recently.

This bill had a subcommittee scheduled for last week, but it got canceled and hasn’t been rescheduled.

All of the groups registered on the bill are registered as undecided.


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