97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 02/07/11, by Rep. Carol A. Sente
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act. Requires any organization
that sets up, moves, or stores a movable soccer goal to follow all
applicable guidelines for anchoring, securing, and counterweighting a
movable soccer goal as those guidelines are set forth in "Guidelines for
Movable Soccer Goal Safety", a publication of the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission. Provides that beginning on the effective date of the
Act, no commercial dealer, manufacturer, importer, distributor,
wholesaler, or retailer may manufacture, re-manufacture, retrofit,
distribute, sell at wholesale or retail, contract to sell or resell, lease,
or sublet, or otherwise place in the stream of commerce, a movable soccer
goal that is not tip-resistant. Requires movable soccer goals with
specified measurements to comply with applicable ASTM standards.
that a violation of the Act is a petty offense for which a fine not to
exceed $500 may be imposed.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning movable soccer goals.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act.
As used in this Act:
"Movable soccer goal" means a freestanding structure
consisting of at least 2 upright posts, a crossbar, and support
bars that is designed:
(1) to be used by adults or children for the purposes
of a soccer goal;
(2) to be used without any other form of support or
restraint (other than pegs, stakes, or other forms of
temporary anchoring device); and
(3) to be able to be moved to different locations.
"Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goal Safety" means the
publication "Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goal Safety"
published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in
January 1995 or any successor version of that publication.
"Organization" means any individual, park district, school
district, sporting club, soccer organization, unit of local
government, religious organization, business, or other similar
organization that owns or controls a movable soccer goal to be