The Illinois House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee deferred a vote on a law that would make using aluminum bats illegal for player under 13 years old.
Aluminum bats are considered dangerous by some, since the ball leaves the bat at a higher speed and can potentially cause injuries if players are hit. They are frequently used by baseball teams since they are cheaper and last longer.
The proposed law would have imposed a fine of $500 to adults or coaches who knowingly allow use of the bats.
Apparently no one asked why the Illinois legislature has to step in to make it a legal matter, instead of having leagues regulate themselves if they feel they need to for safely reasons.