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44-1602. Inspections; issuance of certificates; compliance audits. (a) No amusement ride shall be operated in this state unless such ride has a valid certificate of inspection. An amusement ride erected in this state shall be inspected by a qualified inspector at least every 12 months.

The certificate of an inspection required by this subsection shall be signed and dated by the inspector and shall be available to any person contracting with the owner for the operation of such amusement ride, antique amusement ride, limited-use amusement ride or registered agritourism activity. In addition, a visible inspection decal provided by the department or other evidence of inspection shall be posted in plain view on or near the amusement ride, antique amusement ride, limited-use amusement ride or registered agritourism activity in a location where it can easily be seen.

(b) Inspections performed pursuant to this section shall be paid for by the owner of the amusement ride, antique amusement ride, limited-use amusement ride or registered agritourism activity, or in the case of a state agency or political subdivision of the state, such governmental entity shall pay for the inspection.

(c) In addition to the annual inspection required by subsection (a), the operator of an amusement ride, antique amusement ride, limited-use amusement ride or registered agritourism activity shall perform and record daily inspections of the ride. The daily inspection shall include an inspection of equipment identified for daily inspection in accordance with the applicable codes and the manufacturer's recommendations.

(d) The secretary shall conduct random compliance audits of amusement rides erected both at permanent locations and at temporary locations. A warning citation for violation of this act shall be issued against any owner or operator for a first violation.

(e) The secretary shall develop an inspection checklist, which shall be posted on the department's website.

History: L. 2008, ch. 142, § 2; L. 2017, ch. 103, § 7; L. 2018, ch. 84, § 5; May 17.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 2017, ch. 61, § 7, but that version was repealed by L. 2017, ch. 103, § 15.

Section was also amended by L. 2018 ch. 73, § 5, but that version was repealed by L. 2018, ch. 84, § 22.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Financial responsibility requirements, see 40-4802.


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