Bill to limit tackling in Illinois fails in committee
SPRINGFIELD — A bill to limit youth and high school football teams from tackling missed its mark down in Springfield last week - twice. Proposed House Bill 1205 was in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee, but a motion to pass it failed.
Brought up a second time, the bill was turned down once again by an 8-5 vote.
The bill, known also as the Football Practice Hitting Limitation Act, was introduced by State Representative Carol Sente. The bill, if made into law, would have restricted teams with kids under the age of 18 from padded practice in season and would have abolished offseason tackling altogether.
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