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Texas student concussion bill

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Texas - Texas lawmakers want schools to develop protocol for identifying and overseeing concussions sustained by student athletes.

The state house voted to require districts to have a concussion oversight team of medical professionals and a district athletic trainer.

Students would also have to be removed immediately from a competition or practice if it's believed they suffered a concussion.

Lawmakers say the bill will raise awareness to the issue because many times symptoms of a concussion go unrecognized.