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Issue: SB 2179 – Water Parks
Affects: Those who provide public water slides
Bottom Line: Looking for input from members on whether or not this legislation is problematic.
Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Summary: Establishes that the definition of "amusement rides" include water slides, as defined by the Swimming Facility Act. Establishes that the Swimming Facility Act defines amusement rides as any mechanized device, including electrical equipment which is an integral part of the device or devices, which carries passengers along, around or over a course for the primary purpose of giving its passengers amusement, thrills or excitement. Includes any dry slide over 20 feet in height, alpine slide or toboggan slide, under the definition of amusement rides.
Status: Referred to Senate Assignments Committee October 20. Re-referred to State Assignments Committee on April 8.
View proposed legislation: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/99/SB/PDF/09900SB2179lv.pdf