§ 44-1601 Definitions
§ 44-1602 Inspections; issuance of certificates; compliance audits
§ 44-1603 Records, maintenance
§ 44-1604 Compliance with ASTM standards; testing of amusement rides
§ 44-1605 Required training for operators, certification
§ 44-1606 Posting of safety instructions
§ 44-1607 Patrons of amusement rides, acceptance of risk, duties
§ 44-1608 Contracting for operation of amusement ride, requirements
§ 44-1609 Occurrence of serious injury
§ 44-1610 Penalties for violation of act
§ 44-1611 Same; action to enjoin operation of ride
§ 44-1612 Local regulation of amusement rides
§ 44-1613 Kansas amusement ride act; citation of act
§ 44-1614 Same; rules and regulations
§ 44-1616 Permit for operation; application; owner registration; fees
§ 44-1617 Amusement ride safety fund
§ 44-1618 Injury reports; notice of injury to department; suspension of operation; investigations
§ 44-1619 Enforcement of act; opportunity to comply with act
§ 44-1620 Permit for operation of certain rides; application; owner registration; fees

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 44 > Article 16 - Amusement Rides

  • Amusement ride: means any mechanical or electrical device that carries or conveys passengers along, around or over a fixed or restricted route or course or within a defined area for the purpose of giving its passengers amusement, pleasure, thrills or excitement, including, but not be limited to:

    (A) Rides commonly known as ferris wheels, carousels, parachute towers, bungee jumping, reverse bungee jumping, tunnels of love, roller coasters, boat rides, water slides, inflatable devices, commercial zip lines, trampoline courts and go-karts;

    (B) equipment generally associated with winter activities, such as ski lifts, ski tows, j-bars, t-bars, chair lifts and aerial tramways; and

    (C) equipment not originally designed to be used as an amusement ride, such as cranes or other lifting devices, when used as part of an amusement ride. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601

  • Antique amusement ride: means an amusement ride, as defined in subsection (a)(1), manufactured prior to January 1, 1930. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Certificate of inspection: means a certificate, signed and dated by a qualified inspector, showing that an amusement ride has satisfactorily passed inspection by such inspector. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601
  • Conservator: means an individual or corporation appointed by the court to act on behalf of a conservatee and possessed of some or all of the powers and duties set out in Kan. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of labor. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Guardian: means an individual or a nonprofit corporation certified in accordance with Kan. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Limited-use amusement ride: means an amusement ride, as defined in subsection (a)(1), owned and operated by a nonprofit, community-based organization that is operated for less than 20 days, or 160 hours, in a year and is operated at only one location each year. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601
  • Minor: means any person defined by Kan. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Nondestructive testing: means the development and application of technical methods in accordance with ASTM F747 standards such as radiographic, magnetic particle, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, electromagnetic, neutron radiographic, acoustic emission, visual and leak testing to:

    (1) Examine materials or components in ways that do not impair the future usefulness and serviceability in order to detect, locate, measure and evaluate discontinuities, defects and other imperfections;

    (2) assess integrity, properties and composition; and

    (3) measure geometrical characters. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601

  • Operator: means a person actually supervising, or engaged in or directly controlling the operations of an amusement ride. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601
  • Owner: means a person who owns, leases, controls or manages the operations of an amusement ride and may include the state or any political subdivision of the state. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601
  • Parent or guardian: means any parent, guardian or custodian responsible for the control, safety, training or education of a minor or an adult or minor with an impairment in need of a guardian or a conservator, or both, as those terms are defined by Kan. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Patron: means any individual who is:

    (A) Waiting in the immediate vicinity of an amusement ride to get on the ride;

    (B) getting on an amusement ride;

    (C) using an amusement ride;

    (D) getting off an amusement ride; or

    (E) leaving an amusement ride and still in the immediate vicinity of the ride. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601

  • Person: means any individual, association, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, government or other entity. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601
  • Qualified inspector: means a person who:

    (1) Is a licensed professional engineer, as defined in Kan. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601

  • Registered agritourism activity: means an amusement ride, as defined in subsection (a)(1), that is a registered agritourism activity, as defined in Kan. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601
  • Secretary: means the secretary of labor. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601
  • Serious injury: means an injury that results in:

    (1) Death, dismemberment, significant disfigurement or permanent loss of the use of a body organ, member, function or system;

    (2) a compound fracture; or

    (3) other injury or illness that requires immediate admission and overnight hospitalization, and observation by a licensed physician. See Kansas Statutes 44-1601

  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201