2009 - 2010 LEGISLATURE
March 26, 2010 - Introduced by Representatives Roys, Berceau, Hebl, Hilgenberg,
Pasch, A. Williams and
Ripp, cosponsored by Senators Erpenbach and Lassa.
Referred to Committee on Consumer Protection.
1An Act to create
167.21 of the statutes; relating to: safety standards for
2movable soccer goals, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Commerce (department) to promulgate
rules that establish safety standards for erecting movable soccer goals. The bill
prohibits a person from erecting a movable soccer goal unless the person erects the
goal in a manner that is consistent with the rules promulgated by the department.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB903, s. 1
167.21 of the statutes is created to read:
4167.21 Movable soccer goals. (1)
In this section:
(a) "Commission" means the federal consumer product safety commission.
(b) "Department" means the department of commerce.
(c) "Movable soccer goal" means a freestanding structure that consists of at 8
least 2 upright posts, a crossbar, and support bars and that is designed to be used as 9
a soccer goal and to be movable to different locations.
The department shall promulgate rules that establish safety standards for 2
anchoring and securing, and using counterweights on, movable soccer goals. The 3
standards shall be consistent with guidelines for movable soccer goal safety 4
published by the commission in January 1995.
No person may erect a movable soccer goal unless the person erects the goal 6
in the manner required by the rules promulgated under sub. (2).
A person who violates sub. (3) is subject to a forfeiture of not more than $500.
AB903, s. 2
This act takes effect on the day after publication, 9
except as follows:
The treatment of section 167.21 (3) and (4) of the statutes takes effect on the 11
first day of the 13th month beginning after the effective date of this subsection.