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AZ first to further regulate trampoline parks

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PHOENIX (AP/CBS5) -

Landmark legislation regulating how trampoline courts operate in Arizona bounced into effect July 25.

The law requires that increasingly-popular trampoline parks register with the Department of Fire Building and Life Safety and show proof of a minimum $1 million bodily injury insurance.

The legislation also required the department to keep a database of all trampoline courts and to make available to the public a company's proof of insurance, emergency calls made to the business and inspection certificates.

"It is believed this new registration will allow more transparency to potential customers," Arizona Fire, Building & Life Safety spokeswoman Holly Textor said.

The department said on Wednesday it is ready to accept registrations. All registration information will be posted on its website.

Currently, there are nine trampoline parks operating in Arizona.

Initial registrations must be filed with the Department by Oct. 25.

Republican Rep. Doug Coleman of Apache Junction brought the bill forward after an Arizona woman said her son died in a trampoline park after landing on his head. The woman said trampoline parks are not safe enough because they are not regulated properly.

Ty Thomasson died in 2012 at SKYPARK Indoor Trampoline Park in Arcadia. He went head first into a foam pit and hit his head.

Brewer signed the bill into law in late April.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

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