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IHRSA fights potentially hazardous bills

Do you have a potential law or bill in your state’s legislature that you are concerned could threaten you club’s well-being? 

In 2012 IHRSA successfully defeated all the bills that potentially could have had a negative impact on the industry. And then the staff analyzed more than 130,000 bills to determine whether included industry-specific legislation, according to the 2012 Advocacy Report, available IHRSA members. 

With all that work, you know IHRSA is not resting on its laurels and taking 2013 off. We already have our eyes on many potential hazardous issues. 

Among the red flags out there are AEDs (automated external defibrillators), sales tax of gym memberships, consumer protection and locker room privacy. For each issue we have designated whether the issue, for specific states, is a minor or major threat, or if it is simply on IHRSA’s radar. 

Members can download the Legislative Threats and the Advocacy Report, or check out other resources at

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