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New Kansas Law Could Shut Down Some Amusement Rides

KSAL StaffJuly 24, 2017

A new amusement ride law would affect more than a dozen counties in western Kansas that have home-owned carnivals and rides.

Gov. Sam Brownback signed the bill in April following the death of a 10-year-old who rode a giant water slide in Kansas City. The new standard includes more expensive insurance and having rides examined by a certified inspector.

The Kansas Senate passed a subsequent bill postponing the amusement ride law until January 2018. Kansas House Majority Leader Don Hineman says criminal penalties won’t go into effect until then, giving small rural rides a chance to operate this year.

Carrie Handy of the Lane County Amusement Association says there likely will be no rides at their fair next year because certifying volunteers is difficult.

Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News

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