Wallace helps House committee pass bill banning kids under 12 from playing on tackle football teams
Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, voted in favor of a bill banning youth younger than 12 years old from playing tackle football on an organized team.
The bill passed the House Mental Health Committee on Thursday with 11 yes votes, 9 no votes, and 1 not voting.
House Bill 4341, which would create the CTE Prevention Act, says youth under age 12 can participate in all organized sports, except tackle football. CTE – or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy – is a disease linked to repetitive brain trauma, particularly in athletes.
How the committee voted
|Deb Conroy||Democrat||Villa Park||Yes|
|Sara Jimenez||Republican||Leland Grove||No|
|Patricia Bellock||Republican||Hinsdale||Not voting|
|Fred Crespo||Democrat||Hoffman Estates||No|
|Carol Sente||Democrat||Vernon Hills||Yes|
|Michael Unes||Republican||East Peoria||No|