The N.C. House of Representative passed the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act on Tuesday and sent the bill on to the N.C. Senate for approval.
The bill would require every coach, player and parent of a player to receive brain injury information on an annual basis and would make the N.C. High School Athletic Association regulations on concussions a law applying to North Carolina public middle and high schools.
The spectators in the House gallery included Mike Rucker, a former Carolina Panther, Ron Wooten, a former New England Patriot, and Ron Francis, a former Carolina Hurricane.
The bill passed its second reading 113-0 and the voice vote on the third reading appeared to be unanimous as well.
The bill is named for Matt Gfeller of Winston-Salem Reynolds and Jaquan Waller of Greenville Rose, who were each suffered lethal concussions during high school football games.