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Chapter 316

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  316.210.  Amusement ride operation, qualifications — inspection, insurance, bond, permit. — 1.  A person shall not operate an amusement ride unless the owner:

  (1)  Has the amusement ride inspected at least once annually by a qualified inspector, whom the owner or an insurer has provided to perform such inspection, and obtains from such qualified inspector written documentation that the inspection has been made and that the amusement ride meets nationally recognized inspection standards and is covered by the insurance required by subdivision (2) of this subsection;

  (2)  Has:

  (a)  An insurance policy currently in force written by an insurance company authorized to do business in this state in an amount of not less than one million dollars per occurrence; or

  (b)  A bond in the same amount as such person's policy from paragraph (a) of this subdivision, provided that the aggregate liability of the surety under such bond shall not exceed the face amount of the bond; or

  (c)  Cash or other surety acceptable to the department;

  (3)  Files with the department the inspection report and certificate of insurance verifying the policy required by this section or a photocopy of such documentation or certificate; and

  (4)  Has been issued a state operating permit by the department and affixed such permit to the designated amusement ride.  Such permit fee shall not exceed actual administrative costs.

  2.  The inspection required pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section shall be conducted at a minimum to meet the manufacturer's or engineer's specifications and to follow the applicable national standards.

  3.  The department or designee may conduct a spot inspection of any amusement ride without notice at any time while such amusement ride is operating or will be operating in this state.  The department may order temporary suspension of an operating permit if it has been determined after a spot inspection to be hazardous or unsafe.  Operation of such amusement ride shall not resume until the hazardous or unsafe condition has been corrected and subjected to reinspection by the department for an inspection fee established by rule.

  4.  All fees collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited to the credit of the elevator safety fund created pursuant to section 701.377.


(L. 2000 H.B. 1434, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1403)

Effective 1-01-05

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