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HB1130 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
HB1130

 

Introduced 02/07/11, by Rep. Carol A. Sente

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    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. Provides that a violation of the Act is a petty offense for which a fine not to exceed $500 may be imposed. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning movable soccer goals.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act.
 
6    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
7    "Movable soccer goal" means a freestanding structure
8consisting of at least 2 upright posts, a crossbar, and support
9bars that is designed:
10        (1) to be used by adults or children for the purposes
11    of a soccer goal;
12        (2) to be used without any other form of support or
13    restraint (other than pegs, stakes, or other forms of
14    temporary anchoring device); and
15        (3) to be able to be moved to different locations.
16    "Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goal Safety" means the
17publication "Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goal Safety"
18published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in
19January 1995 or any successor version of that publication.
20    "Organization" means any individual, park district, school
21district, sporting club, soccer organization, unit of local
22government, religious organization, business, or other similar
23organization that owns or controls a movable soccer goal to be

 

 

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1used during organized soccer games, excluding private
2residential soccer games, on private, commercial, or local
3governmental property.
 
4    Section 10. Setting up, moving, or storing a movable soccer
5goal. An organization must follow all applicable guidelines for
6anchoring, securing, and counterweighting a movable soccer
7goal that are set forth in "Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goal
8Safety" when setting up a movable soccer goal for use, after
9moving a goal previously set up, or when storing a movable
10soccer goal.
 
11    Section 15. Tip-resistant movable soccer goals required.
12    (a) Beginning on the effective date of this Act, no
13commercial dealer, manufacturer, importer, distributor,
14wholesaler, or retailer may manufacture, re-manufacture,
15retrofit, distribute, sell at wholesale or retail, contract to
16sell or resell, lease, or sublet, or otherwise place in the
17stream of commerce, a movable soccer goal that is not
18tip-resistant.
19    (b) For purposes of this Act, a movable soccer goal whose
20inside measurements are 6.5 to 8 feet high and 18 to 24 feet
21wide is not presumed to be tip-resistant if it does not conform
22to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
23standard F2673-08 for tip-resistant movable soccer goals.
 

 

 

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1    Section 20. Penalty. Violation of this Act is a petty
2offense for which a fine not to exceed $500 may be imposed.
 
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.