More stories about Legislation

  • Fed Authority Challenged in Calif.

    A leading lobbyist for California’s aquatics industry is questioning whether the state or its attorney general is authorized to enforce the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Piecing it Together

    To truly grasp the uncertainty surrounding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, you need only speak briefly with any government official, or even an aquatics industry representative.

  • Calif. Mandates Life Vests at Wave Pools

    New safety requirements now in place for California wave pools are likely to create new demand for life vests and may set a precedent for the rest of the industry.

  • California Mandates Life Vests at Wave Pools

    New safety requirements now in place for California wave pools are likely to create new demand for life vests — and may set a precedent for the rest of the industry.

  • Americans With Disabilities Act

    In 1990, just two years after the birth of Aquatics International, the federal government passed the sweeping Americans With Disabilities Act, prohibiting discrimination based on certain physical or developmental limitations.

  • Pool and Spa Safety Act

    Early this year, President George W. Bush signed the first-ever federal pool and spa safety legislation — the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. And experts agree that more federally mandated legislation of its kind is bound to follow.

  • New Laws Promote Aquatic Safety

    Along with federal legislation, pool operators in several states now must comply with additional safety laws.

  • Dazed and Confused

    200 days. As of June 1 that’s about how much time left the industry has to comply with the federal Virginia “Graeme” Baker Pool and Spa safety Act.

  • Letter of the Law

    With the Dec. 19 signing of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007, President Bush approved incentives for states to adopt comprehensive pool safety laws that will protect children from life-threatening injuries and death from pool …

  • Legislation: The Big Picture

    The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act may not be the only new law for the industry over the coming year.