Onika Efren, age 10

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Assemblymember Kevin McCarty announced the “Safe Youth Football Act” on February 9th, 2018. This act aims to protect young children from brain injuries and concussions that result from playing contact football. The Safe Youth Football Act will set a minimum age requirement for underage football players, making sure that children begin playing tackle football only when they enter high school.