§ 23-34.1-1 Short title
§ 23-34.1-2 Purpose
§ 23-34.1-3 Definitions
§ 23-34.1-4 Inspection registration seal
§ 23-34.1-5 Operation of amusement ride or device — Permits
§ 23-34.1-6 Amusement ride or device owner — Obligations
§ 23-34.1-7 Inspection of operations
§ 23-34.1-8 Electrical equipment, service and permit
§ 23-34.1-9 General set up requirements
§ 23-34.1-10 Ride or device operator
§ 23-34.1-11 Reporting of serious injuries or deaths occurring in connection with operation of rides or attractions
§ 23-34.1-12 Annual registration and operating fees
§ 23-34.1-13 Insurance
§ 23-34.1-14 Secretary of state to be attorney of nonresident owners of amusements
§ 23-34.1-15 Penalty
§ 23-34.1-16 Exemption — Bazaars, fairs and circuses
§ 23-34.1-17 Advisory committee
§ 23-34.1-18 Appointment of inspectors — Qualifications

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 23-34.1

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amusement attraction: means any building or structure around, over, or through which persons may move to walk, without the aid of any moving device integral to the building or structure, that provides amusement, pleasure, thrills, or excitement. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Amusement ride: means any mechanical device that carries, suspends, 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. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Bazaar: means an enterprise principally devoted to the exhibition of products of crafts and art, to which the operation of amusement rides or devices or concession booths is an adjunct. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Carnival: means a transient enterprise offering amusement or entertainment to the public in, upon, or by means of amusement devices, rides, or concession booths. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Certificate to operate: means that document that indicates that the temporary amusement device has undergone the inspection required after setup. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Commissioner: means the state building commissioner. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • 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 business regulation. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Director: means the director of the department of business regulation. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • 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.
  • Fair: means an enterprise principally devoted to the exhibition of products of agriculture or industry, to which the operation of amusement rides or devices or concession booths is an adjunct. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Inspection: means the physical examination of an amusement ride or device made by the commissioner, or his or her authorized representative, prior to operating the amusement device for the purpose of approving the application for a license. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Manager: means a person having possession, custody, or managerial control of an amusement device, amusement attraction, or temporary structure, whether as owner, lessee, or agent or otherwise. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Owner: means the person or persons holding title to, or having possession or control of, the amusement ride or device or concession booth. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Permit: means that document that signifies that the amusement device or amusement attraction has undergone and passed its annual inspection. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Qualified licensed engineer: means a licensed mechanical engineer who has at least five (5) years of experience in his or her field and has experience in amusement ride inspection. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Repair: means to restore an amusement ride to a condition equal to or better than the original design specifications. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Ride file jacket: means a file concerning an individual amusement ride or device that contains nondestructive test reports on the testing firm's official letterhead; the name of the ride, the manufacturer and date of manufacture; maintenance records; records of any alterations; ride serial number; daily check lists and engineer's reports; and proof of insurance. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Ride operator: means the person in charge of an amusement ride or device and who causes the amusement ride or device to operate. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of the seal made with or without the use of wax or wafer on the paper. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-15
  • Serious injury: means an injury requiring a minimum of one overnight stay in a hospital for treatment or observation. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • Temporary amusement device: means a device that is used as an amusement device or amusement attraction that is regularly relocated from time to time, with or without disassembly. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-34.1-3
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9