House supports Rep. Baconís legislation helping student athletes

House supports Rep. Baconís legislation helping student athletes

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:46 pm

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 25, 2018) — The Indiana House of Representatives today voted unanimously in favor of State Rep. Ron Bacon’s (R-Chandler) legislation to help student athletes and coaches understand how to prevent and respond to heat exhaustion.

Bacon said heat exhaustion causing cardiac arrest is the greatest killer of student athletes, and this proposal would ensure that coaches of students in grades 5-12 are trained to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion.

“Over the last five years, I have supported implementing protections for student athletes, and this legislation is a continuation of those efforts,” Bacon said. “Coaches are already trained to identify concussions and sudden cardiac arrest, and adding heat exhaustion to this list will enable coaches to take action in emergency situations and save the lives of students.”

House Bill 1024 can now be heard by the Senate. Visit www.iga.in.gov to learn more about this legislation.

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State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75,
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

A high-resolution photo of Bacon can be downloaded by clicking here.