Trampoline safety bill bounces into the Capitol

Capital News Service
LANSING – A proposed law would require commercial trampoline operators to maintain safety standards and notify patrons of risks. The bill was introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, after being approached by industry representatives looking for more safety and liability protection. “Trampoline court operators looked at what other states offer in regards to some protections in the law for good operators,” said Fred Schaible, Hildenbrand’s chief of staff, adding that no specific incidents prompted the push for the trampoline law. “It’s more of a preemptive measure just to make sure that this expanding and growing industry in the state is able to do so in a successful way,” he said. Commercial “trampoline courts,” play areas that consist of foam pits and dozens of trampolines, are a booming business in Michigan.