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DALLAS (AP) - A state lawmaker who wants to make concussion screenings as routine as physicals in Texas public school athletics has now taken direct aim at football.
State Rep. Eddie Lucio III filed a bill last week that would limit high school teams to one full-contact practice per week.
The Brownsville Democrat admits the plan is a little shy on details, including what qualifies as such a workout. He plans to discuss the bill with the Texas High School Coaches Association.
For the second straight legislative session, Lucio has filed a bill requiring cognitive tests that could be used to determine an athlete's return from a concussion. One athletic trainer says most big districts already conduct the tests. Lucio says costs associated with the bill could make passage difficult.
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