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Apparently the sponsor of HB 1743 withdrew the bill today which he had previously prefiled for the 2016 legislative session. We were gonna call Representative Rick Brattin’s (r) legislation “the punish intercollegiate athletes for speaking out about things we don’t want to hear bill”:

HB 1743
Provides that any college athlete on scholarship who refuses to play for a reason unrelated to health shall have his or her scholarship revoked

Sponsor: Brattin, Rick (055)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2016
LR Number: 4679H.01I
Last Action: 12/16/2015 – Withdrawn (H)
Bill String: HB 1743[….]

[emphasis added]

Widespread public derision will do that.


The power (sometimes) of speaking out (November 8, 2015)

“Is there a proper blessing for the Missouri House?” (December 12, 2015)

HB 1743: the reviews are in (December 14, 2015)