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SB 203 (BR 1978) - T. Jensen

     AN ACT relating to amusement rides and attractions.
     Amend KRS 247.232 to amend the definitions of "amusement attraction" and "owner"; amend KRS 247.234 to require owners of amusement rides and attractions to complete an application for a business identification number, conduct pre-opening inspections and tests of amusement rides and attractions each day the ride or attraction is to be operated, and maintain records of the inspections and tests; allow the Commissioner to revoke the business identification number of any owner who fails to conduct the inspections and tests; amend KRS 247.236 to prohibit amusement rides and attractions from being operated if an owner knows the operation would be unsafe; prohibit anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or other substance or who is younger than 18 from operating an amusement ride or attraction; allow an owner or operator to deny a person from getting on an amusement ride or attraction if the owner or operator has reason to believe that person may jeopardize his safety or others' safety; create new sections of KRS 247.232 to 247.236 to establish the reporting procedures that owners must follow and the investigation procedures that the department must follow if an incident occurs that results in death, injury requiring medical treatment other than first aid, or damage to a ride or attraction that would affect the safety of the ride or attraction; require the department to promulgate administrative regulations establishing a comprehensive set of administrative violations and civil penalties not to exceed $10,000 and the procedure for revoking identification numbers, licenses, or other certificates issued by the department; establish the requirements that amusement ride and attraction owners must meet relating to specifications, manuals, service bulletins, and inspection records of the rides and attractions; amend KRS 247.990 to delete references to penalties relating to amusement rides and attractions since the penalties will be established by administrative regulations; make technical corrections.


     HCS - Same as original, except combine definitions of "Amusement ride" and "Amusement attraction" into one definition; define "Operator," "Operator assistant," and "ASTM Standard"; permit the Commissioner to designate certain rides or attractions where the presence of an operator is not required; allow operator assistants to deny entrance to a ride or attraction under certain circumstances; require the department to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the use of replacement parts, rather than requiring the use of original equipment manufacturer's parts; permit the department to promulgate administrative regulations regarding ASTM standards.

     Feb 28-introduced in Senate
     Mar 3-to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 11, 2008
     Mar 11-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 12-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 13-received in House
     Mar 14-to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
     Mar 17-posted in committee
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 26, 2008
     Mar 27-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate
     Apr 1-to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute ; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute ; passed 37-0
     Apr 2-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 14-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 116)

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