California limits tackling in practice both before and during the season -- all in the name of limiting injuries and concussions

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New safety rules in California have been put in place to protect kids who play high school football.

They limit tackling in practice both before and during the season -- all in the name of limiting injuries and concussions.

Parents are divided, however.

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NBC's Ron Mott reported on the law California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law late Monday.

The rule restricts full-contact practices to just two sessions a week of no more than 90 minutes each during the preseason and post-season.

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NBC reports that 37 other states have similar laws on the books.

In Texas the laws are even stricter -- just one 90-minute full-contact session is allowed per week.

Ohio has yet to take such extreme measures.

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