Governor Signs HB 1040 into Law
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.