It was an emotional day for Dave and Gwen Mills, as they sat in the gallery at provincial parliament Thursday.
The parents were at Queen’s Park to hear the re-introduction of a bill, named in the memory of their son.
Fifteen-year-old Garrett Mills was playing on a soccer net in a Napanee park last May, when it toppled on him, killing him.
Garrett’s Legacy Act would make it mandatory that all soccer nets in the province be anchored.
MPP Daryl Kramp represents the Napanee area.
Although the bill was introduced back in November, it was pushed to the side for the provincial election.
It had to be retabled due to the fact that Todd Smith (MPP who originally introduced the bill) is now Government House Leader, and he can no longer bring bills forward.
Willowdale (Toronto) MPP Stan Cho brought it forward Thursday for discussion.
Although Bay of Quinte member Todd Smith could not introduce the bill, he did tell a story about Premier Doug Ford’s interaction with David Mills, who is better known as Buzz Collins on Rock 107.
The bill will now go back into committee for further examination and study, before coming back for third and final reading. If approved again, it would become law.