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184B.03 Inspection.

(a) An amusement ride must be inspected at least once annually by an insurer or a person with whom the insurer has contracted. If an inspection reveals that an amusement ride does not meet the insurer's underwriting standards, the insurer must notify the operator. An operator must not operate an amusement ride until the ride passes an insurer's inspection for all items related to safe operation of the amusement ride.

(b) The inspection required under this section must include testing consistent with current American Society for Testing and Material standards and specifications for amusement rides and devices. The inspection required by this section is in addition to any other inspection required or permitted by law.

(c) An operator must permit reasonable inspection of an amusement ride by the insurance company that insures the ride.

(d) Paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply to amusement rides permanently located in an amusement park where the owner has a rehabilitative and preventative ride maintenance program that includes daily ride inspections for the protection of the general public and a full-time, permanent maintenance staff and has an insurance policy in force written by an insurance company authorized to do business in this state, in an amount of not less than $50,000,000, insuring the operator against liability for injury to persons arising out of the use of an amusement ride.

HIST: 1992 c 382 s 3

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