NEW Child Safety issue as of January 11, 2006:
NJ State Law to take effect on July 11, 2006 : (Bill # A2091)
An Act concerning protective eyewear for certain children.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
- Any child who wears corrective eyeglasses while participating in racquetball, squash, tennis, women's lacrosse, basketball, women's field hockey, badminton, paddleball, soccer, volleyball, baseball or softball, sponsored by a school, community or government agency, shall be required to wear protective eyewear that meets the frames 1[and lens]1 standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F803 1and lens standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z87.11.
- The New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, established under P.L.1999, c.265 (C.26:1A-37.5 et seq.) is authorized to provide grants to assist low-income families in purchasing the protective eyewear. As used in this section, a "low-income family" means a family which qualifies for low-income housing under the standards promulgated by the Council on Affordable Housing pursuant to the "Fair Housing Act," P.L.1985, c.222 (C.52:27D-301 et 1[seq.] al.1).
- No school, community or government agency engaged in organizing, teaching, refereeing or coaching a sports activity described in section 1 of this act shall be liable in a civil action for failure to administer or enforce the provisions of this act.
- This act shall take effect six months after the date of enactment.(Law to take effect on July 11, 2006).