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Jun, 2021

TAA Protective Eyewear Policy

Tabernacle Athletic Association


Protective Eyewear Policy

Please be advised that TAA adopted this policy for the health and

safety of all TAA participants on April 25, 2006. It will be enforced by

all umpires, referees and officials during both regular season and tournament play.


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:


1. 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.


2. 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 lowincome

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).


3. 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.


4. This act shall take effect six months after the date of enactment.(Law to

take effect on July 11, 2006).

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