Governor Abbott has just signed HB 1040 into law. This is a very important law for all officials in Texas that will provide legal protection from player injuries occurring on the field and court. We will provide a detailed analysis soon. TASO initiated the vision for the creation of the bill and was the driving force as the bill navigated the Texas House and Senate.
All officials in Texas owe a deep debt of gratitude to Representative Chris Paddie and Senator Kelly Hancock for their support and recognition of the need for this bill. They were the sponsors in the House and Senate, and with their leadership, the bill went through both chambers unopposed.