(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.
History: 1992 c 382 s 3