Maryland bill to ban youth tackle football ends in House Committee

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The Maryland House of Delegates Ways and Means Committee rejected a bill that would have prohibited tackle football before high school.  Nineteen committee members voted on Monday to reject the bill that was called by its sponsor a “public health” bill.  Three members of the committee abstained from the vote.

In Illinois last week, a house legislature committee approved a bill that would ban tackle football for kids until 12 years old. The bill now goes to the Illinois House of Representatives for its vote.

California lawmakers are working on a similar bill.

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