WEST virginia legislature
2016 regular session
Senate Bill 509
By Senators Carmichael and Blair
Referred to the Committee on Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §21-10-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to when the Division of Labor must inspect amusement rides and amusement attractions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §21-10-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10. AMUSEMENT RIDES AND AMUSEMENT ATTRACTIONS SAFETY ACT.
§21-10-6. Permits; application; annual inspection.
No operator or owner may
knowingly permit the operation of an amusement ride or amusement attraction
without a permit issued by the division. Each year and at least fifteen days
before the first time the amusement ride or amusement attraction is made
available in this state for public use, an operator or owner shall apply for a
permit to the division on a form furnished by the division and containing any
information the division may require. The division shall, upon application and
ten days of before the first time the ride or attraction is made
available in this state for public use, inspect all amusement rides and
amusement attractions. The division shall inspect all stationary rides and
attractions at least once every year. The division may inspect all mobile
amusement rides and amusement attractions each time they are disassembled and
reassembled for use in this state. The division may conduct inspections at any
reasonable time without prior notice: Provided, That in lieu of
performing its own inspection, the division may accept inspection reports from
special inspectors certified by the division.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is remove the ten-day requirement the Division of Labor has to inspect amusement rides and amusement attractions. The division would have to make the inspection before the first time the ride or attraction is made available in this state for public use.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.