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40-4801.Amusement ride insurance act; definitions. As used in K.S.A. 40-4801 through 40-4803 and amendments thereto:

(a) (1) "Amusement ride" means any mechanical or electrical device that carries 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 and shall include but not be limited to:

(A) Rides commonly known as ferris wheels, carousels, parachute towers, bungee jumping, reverse bungee jumping, tunnels of love and roller coasters;

(B) equipment generally associated with winter activities, such as ski lifts, ski tows, j-bars, t-bars, chair lifts and aerial tramways;

(C) equipment not originally designed to be used as an amusement ride, such as cranes or other lifting devices, when used as part of an amusement ride;

(D) any inflatable equipment or other device that does not have a rigid structure or frame and which is inflated or otherwise supported by air pressure; and

(E) any amusement ride not excluded under paragraph (2) of this subsection.

(2) "Amusement ride" shall not include:

(A) Games, concessions and associated structures;

(B) any single passenger coin-operated ride that: (i) Is manually, mechanically or electrically operated; (ii) is customarily placed in a public location; and (iii) does not normally require the supervision or services of an operator; and

(C) nonmechanized playground equipment, including, but not limited to, swings, seesaws, stationary spring-mounted animal features, rider-propelled merry-go-rounds, climbers, slides, trampolines and physical fitness devices.

(b) "Operator" means a person actually engaged in or directly controlling the operations of an amusement ride.

(c) "Owner" means a person who owns, leases, controls or manages the operations of an amusement ride and may include the state or any political subdivision of the state.

History: L. 2000, ch. 147, § 54; July 1.

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