WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) -- A new Illinois law named for a 6-year-old boy who died when a soccer goalpost fell on his head has been signed by Gov. Pat Quinn to increase safety.
Quinn on Tuesday signed "Zach's Law," which requires all moveable soccer goals made or sold in Illinois to be tip-resistant. Quinn says improperly secured soccer goals are a "serious threat" to young athletes.
Zachary Tran of Vernon Hills died in 2003 when a goalpost fell on him at a suburban Chicago soccer practice.
The new law applies to soccer goal posts with inside measurements between 6 1/2 and 8 feet high and 18 to 24 feet wide.
The new law goes into effect Aug. 2, 2012.