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Section: Upgrading of playgrounds.

Statute: 52:27D-123.11

3. a. All governmental entities operating playgrounds shall upgrade their playgrounds by replacement or improvement as necessary to satisfy the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this act to the extent State funds are made available specifically for that purpose through State bonds or other means, or within five years for surfacing and eight years for all other elements whichever comes first, after the effective date of those rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to P.L.1999, c.50 (C.52:27D-123.9 et seq.). All private entities shall upgrade their playgrounds by replacement or improvement as necessary to satisfy the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this act within five years for surfacing, and within eight years for all other elements, following the effective date of those rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to P.L.1999, c.50 (C.52:27D-123.9 et seq.). All nonprofit entities shall upgrade the surfacing of their playgrounds by replacement or improvement as necessary to satisfy the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this act, on or before five years following the effective date of those rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to P.L.1999, c.50 (C.52:27D-123.9 et seq.), and shall upgrade all other elements of their playgrounds to satisfy the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this act, no later than 15 years following the effective date of those rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to P.L.1999, c.50 (C.52:27D-123.9 et seq.), but shall upgrade playground equipment prior to that date if the equipment is replaced or reconstructed. This section shall not affect the liability or absence of liability of playground operators. b. All newly constructed playgrounds built by a governmental entity, a nonprofit entity, or a private entity more than six months after the effective date of the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this act shall conform to the requirements of those rules and regulations. L.1999,c.50,s.3.

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