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44-1602.Inspections; issuance of certificates. (a) The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations specifying programs that issue certification or other evidence of qualification to inspect amusement rides and that the secretary determines require education, experience and training at least equivalent to those required on the effective date of this act for a level 1 certification by the national association of amusement ride safety officials. The secretary shall develop an inspection check list which shall be posted on the department web site.

(b) No amusement ride shall be operated in this state unless such ride has a valid certificate of inspection. An amusement ride erected at a permanent location in this state shall be self-inspected by a qualified inspector at least every 12 months. An amusement ride erected at a temporary location in this state shall have been self-inspected by a qualified inspector within the preceding 30 days. The certificate of an inspection required by this subsection shall be signed and dated by the inspector and shall be available to any person contracting with the owner for the amusement ride's operation. In addition, a visible inspection decal or other evidence of inspection shall be posted in plain view on or near the amusement ride, in a location where it can easily be seen.

(c) The secretary shall conduct random inspections of amusement rides erected both at permanent locations and at temporary locations. A warning citation for violation of this act shall be issued against any owner or operator for a first violation but no criminal proceeding shall be brought.

History: L. 2008, ch. 142, § 2; Jan. 1, 2009.

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