CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF),-Scott Bruce is the founder for the Chattanooga Concussion Prevention Initiative,
"There are two many stories out there of young people who are dying because of concussions, and they are just ignored, people just ignore them and say suck it up, its nothing, you got your bell rung or whatever."
Dr Bernard of the Center for Sports Medicine
feels concussions can have lasting effects for children.
"One of the biggest problems with concussion is that we don't know how serious of a problem it is, as it deals with the brain tissue and there is no real good test for a concussion or not a concussion, we feel it can be very serious and we see the major effects later in life."
Joe Smith has spent his life coaching children and adults of all ages across all sports and says this bill puts the focus on safety and prevention.
"The safety of the athlete should come first no matter what the sport is, whether it be or boxing that we are going to do tonight, or football or whatever the sport is, safety of the athlete should first."
With the state house and Senate already having approved the measure, the legislation awaits the signature of Governor. Bill Haslam.