41:2 Bill 180, Garrett's Legacy Act (Requirements for Movable Soccer Goals), 2017

Smith, Todd Kiwala, Sophie

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Garrett’s Legacy Act (Requirements for Movable Soccer Goals), 2017

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Bill enacts Garrett’s Legacy Act (Requirements for Movable Soccer Goals), 2017.  

The Act establishes requirements for organizations or entities respecting the secure installation of movable soccer goals that they make available for use by members of the public. The Act provides for inspections and requires the Minister to establish a mechanism to report complaints of alleged non-compliance with the Act.

Bill 180                                                                                                                                                 2017

An Act to provide for safety measures respecting movable soccer goals

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Definitions

1 In this Act,

“Minister” means the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport or such other member of the Executive Council to whom administration of this Act is assigned under the Executive Council Act; (“ministre”)

“movable soccer goal” means a freestanding structure that consists of at least two upright posts, a cross-bar and support bars and that is designed to be,

  (a)  used as a soccer goal, and

  (b)  movable to different locations; (“but de soccer mobile”)

“regulations” means the regulations made under this Act. (“règlements”)

Installation of movable soccer goals

2 Any organization or entity that makes a movable soccer goal available for use by members of the public shall ensure that the goal meets the requirements of section 3.

Requirements for movable soccer goals

3 (1)  A movable soccer goal shall be located on a level surface and securely anchored in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or, if there are no such instructions, by,

  (a)  securely attaching it to the ground, if the goal is located outdoors; or

  (b)  securely attaching it to the floor or the wall or securing it using weights, if the goal is located indoors. 

Further requirements

(2)  A movable soccer goal shall meet any further requirements as may be prescribed by the regulations.

Inspectors

4 (1)  The Minister may appoint inspectors who may perform inspections, in accordance with the regulations, for the purposes of determining compliance with this Act.

Complaints

(2)  The Minister shall establish a mechanism by which members of the public may complain about alleged contraventions of section 2.

Offence

5 Every person who contravenes section 2 is guilty of an offence and is liable upon conviction to a fine of not more than $500 for each day on which the offence continues up to a maximum fine of $5,000.

Regulations

6 The Minister may make regulations respecting any matter necessary or advisable to carry out effectively the intent and purpose of this Act and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, may make regulations,

  (a)  prescribing further requirements of a movable soccer goal for the purposes of subsection 3 (2);

  (b)  governing inspections, including the powers and duties of inspectors appointed under subsection 4 (1).

Crown Bound

7 This Act binds the Crown.

Commencement

8 This Act comes into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor.

Short title

9 The short title of this Act is Garrett’s Legacy Act (Requirements for Movable Soccer Goals), 2017.

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