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New bill enacts regulations for trampoline parks in Arizona

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A bill was ceremoniously signed Thursday, and it puts in new regulations for trampoline parks across the state.

It's the first bill of its kind in the country, and it's called Ty's Law, named in honor of 30-year-old Ty Thomasson. He died following an accident at an Arizona trampoline park.

The man died at Skypark in Phoenix in 2012, just one week after it opened.

Thomasson dove into a foam pit that was less than three feet deep. He hit his head on the concrete below and suffered a spinal injury, and he died a few days later.

His family has been fighting for stricter rules at trampoline parks ever since. The bill allows the state to regulate the parks and mandates that all the parks bring construction and design up to a national standard.

It also requires parks to set rules for patrons.

"Ty Thommason did not die in vain, his legacy is forever marked in every trampoline park in existence, and every entrepreneur that believes that he or she can build a trampoline park," said Pat McGroder.

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