Title 72 - Transportation Code - Chapter 16 - Amusement Ride Safety Act - Part 3 - Amusement Ride Safety - Section 301 - Requirements for amusement ride operation.


Published: 2020-05-12

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Effective 5/12/2020 Superseded 5/5/2021 72-16-301 Requirements for amusement ride operation. (1) Beginning on April 1, 2022, a person may not operate an amusement ride in the state that is

open to the public, unless the person obtains: (a) an annual amusement ride permit for the amusement ride in accordance with this section; or (b) a multi-ride annual amusement ride permit that includes the amusement ride, in accordance

with this section. (2) To obtain or renew an annual amusement ride permit for a mobile amusement ride, the owner-

operator shall submit an application to the director that contains the following and is in a form prescribed by the director:

(a) the owner-operator's name and address; (b) a description of the mobile amusement ride, including the manufacturer's name, the serial

number, and the model number; (c) each known location in the state where the owner-operator intends to operate the mobile

amusement ride during the 12-month period for which the annual amusement ride permit is valid, updated in accordance with Subsection (5);

(d) for each location identified under Subsection (2)(c), the name and contact information of the fair, show, landlord, or property owner;

(e) the date on which the owner-operator intends to set up the mobile amusement ride at each location identified under Subsection (2)(c);

(f) the dates on which the owner-operator intends to operate the mobile amusement ride for use by the general public at each location identified under Subsection (2)(c);

(g) proof of compliance with the insurance requirement described in Section 72-16-305; (h) a safety inspection certification dated no more than 30 days before the day on which the

owner-operator submits the application; and (i) a fee established by the committee in accordance with Section 63J-1-504.

(3) To obtain or renew an annual amusement ride permit for a permanent amusement ride, the owner-operator shall submit an application to the director that contains the following information and is in a form prescribed by the director:

(a) the owner-operator's name and address; (b) a description of the permanent amusement ride, including the manufacturer's name, the serial

number, and the model number; (c) the location in the state where the owner-operator will operate the permanent amusement

ride; (d) the first date on which the owner-operator intends to operate the permanent amusement ride

for use by the general public; (e) proof of compliance with the insurance requirement described in Section 72-16-305; (f) a safety inspection certification dated no more than 30 days before the day on which the

owner-operator submits the application; and (g) a fee established by the committee in accordance with Section 63J-1-504.

(4) To obtain or renew a multi-ride annual amusement ride permit for all amusement rides located at an amusement park that employs more than 1,000 individuals in a calendar year, the amusement park shall submit an application to the director that contains the following information and is in a form prescribed by the director:

(a) the amusement park's name and address; (b) a list of each amusement ride located at the amusement park, including a description of each

amusement ride;

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(c) the first date on which the amusement park will operate each amusement ride identified in Subsection (4)(b);

(d) proof of compliance with the insurance requirement described in Section 72-16-305; (e) a safety inspection certification for each amusement ride identified in Subsection (4)(b) that

is dated no more than 30 days before the day on which the amusement park submits the application; and

(f) a fee for each amusement ride identified under Subsection (4)(b) established by the committee in accordance with Section 63J-1-504.

(5) (a) In accordance with committee rule, an owner-operator of a mobile amusement ride shall

update the information described in Subsection (2)(c) if the owner-operator learns of a new location where the owner-operator intends to operate the mobile amusement ride during the 12-month period for which the annual amusement ride permit is valid.

(b) An owner-operator may not operate a mobile amusement ride that is open to the public at a location in the state, unless the owner-operator includes the location:

(i) in the owner-operator's application or renewal for an annual amusement ride permit for the mobile amusement ride in accordance with Subsection (2)(c); or

(ii) in an update described in Subsection (5)(a) that the owner-operator submits to the director at least 30 days before the day on which the owner-operator sets up the mobile amusement ride at the location.

(6) The director shall issue: (a) an annual amusement ride permit for each amusement ride for which the owner-operator

submits a complete application or renewal application that satisfies the requirements of this chapter and any applicable rules and fees; and

(b) a multi-ride annual amusement ride permit to each amusement park that employs more than 1,000 individuals in a calendar year and submits a complete application or renewal application that satisfies the requirements of this chapter and any applicable rules and fees.

(7) An annual amusement ride permit or a multi-ride annual amusement ride permit expires one year after the day on which the director issues the annual amusement ride permit or the multi- ride annual amusement ride permit.

(8) An owner-operator or amusement park shall maintain a copy of a current annual amusement ride permit or multi-ride annual amusement ride permit and upon request, reasonable notice, and payment of reasonable copying expense, if applicable:

(a) make the copy available for examination; or (b) provide a copy of the annual amusement ride permit or multi-ride annual amusement ride

permit.