A Frederick county mother is one step closer to getting a new law passed in Virginia on soccer goal safety.
Almost six years ago, Mary Ellias' ten-year-old son, Hayden, was killed when a soccer goal fell over on him. On Thursday, Ellias and her family went to Richmond to testify for the Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act.
"From my son's point of view, he said it was very neat to see that when I got up there to speak that all of the senators sat up and were listening," said Ellias. "Just prior to that they were talking and weren't really paying attention to the other bills, but when I spoke they sat up and listened."
On Thursday, the senate subcommittee passed the bill 13 to 2. Ellias' says she thinks the two who voted against weren't there when she testified. The bill goes to the senate floor next then it will go to the House of Delegates. If it goes through the House of Delegates, it will be a new law.
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