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Florida – HB 1267/SB 1788 (Water Parks)

Issue: Amusement Park Rides

Affects:  Those who build or service water park rides  

Bill Summary: This bill pertains to amusement rides, including amusement rides at water parks.  In order to regulate these parks, standards for amusement rides may be adopted if they are the same as or similar to the following standards:

  1. ASTM International Committee F-24 Standards on Amusement Rides and Devices;
  2. National Electric Code Handbook;
  3. and the National Fire Protection Association standards.

This bill also updates the requirements for permits relating to ‘permanent amusement rides’ adding a requirement for an annual nondestructive testing.  A new section pertaining to ‘temporary amusement ride permit’ has been added with requirements for permits.  

Status:  Both bills died May 3, 2019.

HB 1267: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/1267/BillText/Filed/PDF

SB 1788:  http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/1788/BillText/Filed/PDF