Rep. Carol A. Sente
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 1130
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1130 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
This Act may be cited as the
Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act or Zach's Law.
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, augers,
counter-weights, or other types of temporary anchoring
(3) to be able to be moved to different locations.
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"Organization" means any park district, school district,
sporting club, soccer organization, unit of local government,
religious organization, business, or other similar
organization that uses, owns, or maintains a movable soccer
Installing, setting up, maintaining, or moving
a movable soccer goal.
An agent or employee of an organization
shall not knowingly cause a movable soccer goal to be
unanchored or improperly anchored. Any agent or employee of an
organization that has actual notice of an unanchored or
improperly anchored movable soccer goal shall ensure that the
movable soccer goal is properly anchored or eliminate the risk
that the goal will inadvertently tip over by laying it forward
onto its face or otherwise securing it from being used in an
Tip-resistant movable soccer goals required.
(a) Beginning one year after the effective date of this
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.
(b) For purposes of this Act, a movable soccer goal whose
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inside measurements are 6.5 to 8 feet high and 18 to 24 feet
wide does not qualify as tip-resistant unless it conforms to
the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard
F2673-08 for tip-resistant movable soccer goals.
Technical assistance for soccer goal safety.
June 30, 2012, the Department of Public Health shall provide
technical assistance materials based on guidelines such as the
Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goal Safety in order to improve
soccer goal safety. The Department may make these materials
available on its website.
This Act takes effect upon