Greater Ohio Showmens Assn.
News & Press
Published: Friday, May 4, 2018
Ride Safety Legislation

The amusement ride legislation, "Tyler's Law" was officially introduced this week.  It is House Bill 631 and is linked to below.

Our lobbyists have reviewed this, and the proposal looks to do the following:
  • Require the Department of Agriculture to set rules determining a minimum number of inspector to inspect each ride;
  • Requires to the ODAg to adopt the ASTM in their entirety;
  • Requires the ODAg to give preference to professional engineers when hiring inspectors and the chief inspector.  If a professional engineer does not apply for a position, preference must be given to a person with a level 1 or higher certification from NAARSO;
  • Allows the ODAg to require amusement ride operators to take photos prior to and after repairs are made to rides.  ODAg could also require detailed descrpitions of all repairs made to ride;
  • Requires all inspectors to keep an electronic manual for each amusement ride that in inspected in the state, if such a manual is available;
  • The bill will include an emergency clause, so if passed into law it would go into effect immediately.
Following are media links. 
  • NBC 4 Columbus - This link includes a copy of the "Moving Forward, Safely" press release from the public relations campaign sponsored by the Greater Ohio Showmen's Association, Ohio Fair Manager's Association, and the Ohio Festivals and Events Association.
  • FOX 28 Columbus
If you have any questions, please contact our lobbyists.  

Amanda Sines  Amanda@Gov-Advantage.com

& Mikayla Pollitt  Mikayla@Gov-Advantage.com Government Advantage Group  614-221-7157

House Bill 631
Press Release
Greater Ohio Showmen's Association
PO Box 43
Pataskala, OH  43062

ph: 740-739-9073
e-mail: greaterohiosa@gmail.com

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