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Full Text of HB1130  97th General Assembly


Rep. Carol A. Sente

Filed: 3/7/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1130 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act or Zach's Law.
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, augers,
14    counter-weights, or other types of temporary anchoring
15    devices); and
16        (3) to be able to be moved to different locations.



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1    "Organization" means any park district, school district,
2sporting club, soccer organization, unit of local government,
3religious organization, business, or other similar
4organization that uses, owns, or maintains a movable soccer
6    Section 10. Installing, setting up, maintaining, or moving
7a movable soccer goal. An agent or employee of an organization
8shall not knowingly cause a movable soccer goal to be
9unanchored or improperly anchored. Any agent or employee of an
10organization that has actual notice of an unanchored or
11improperly anchored movable soccer goal shall ensure that the
12movable soccer goal is properly anchored or eliminate the risk
13that the goal will inadvertently tip over by laying it forward
14onto its face or otherwise securing it from being used in an
15unanchored position.
16    Section 15. Tip-resistant movable soccer goals required.
17    (a) Beginning one year after the effective date of this
18Act, no commercial dealer, manufacturer, importer,
19distributor, wholesaler, or retailer may manufacture,
20re-manufacture, retrofit, distribute, sell at wholesale or
21retail, contract to sell or resell, lease, or sublet, or
22otherwise place in the stream of commerce, a movable soccer
23goal that is not tip-resistant.
24    (b) For purposes of this Act, a movable soccer goal whose



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1inside measurements are 6.5 to 8 feet high and 18 to 24 feet
2wide does not qualify as tip-resistant unless it conforms to
3the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard
4F2673-08 for tip-resistant movable soccer goals.
5    Section 20. Technical assistance for soccer goal safety. By
6June 30, 2012, the Department of Public Health shall provide
7technical assistance materials based on guidelines such as the
8Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goal Safety in order to improve
9soccer goal safety. The Department may make these materials
10available on its website.
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.".