2011 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Governor John A. Kitzhaber for Department of Consumer and Business Services)|
|Regular Sponsors:||(Presession Filed)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to the amusement industry; appropriating money.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Requires person engaging in occupation of inspecting amusement rides, amusement devices or rental amusement devices to possess professional qualifications as established by Department of Consumer and Business Services.
Allows department to establish certification system. Requires department to adopt rules for amusement ride, amusement device and rental amusement device quality control programs. Requires ride or device owner to establish and maintain quality control program for ride or device. Requires ride or device owner to ensure maintenance of] keep records demonstrating compliance with quality control program. Authorizes department to require inspection of compliance records. Requires name of insurance carrier, number of insurance policy and, under certain circumstances, inspection report to be included in application for rental amusement device operating permit. Makes department approval of proposed quality control program prerequisite to issuance or renewal of operating permit for amusement ride, amusement device or rental amusement device. Changes requirements for inspection of ride or device and filing of report by amusement ride inspector prior to application for operating permit. Makes additional changes to requirements for obtaining operating permit. Expands grounds requiring disapproval of operating permit application. Expands grounds authorizing denial, suspension or revocation of amusement ride operating permit. Makes amusement devices and rental amusement devices subject to grounds authorizing denial, suspension or revocation of operating permit, provisions allowing disconnection due to unlawful installation or operation and provision regarding proof of operating permit. Requires owner of amusement ride, amusement device or rental amusement device to take ride or device out of service and to arrange for inspection if ride or device causes accident resulting in immediate need for attention by medical personnel] is involved in serious incident or accident. Requires approval of inspector before ride or device is returned to service. Requires reporting of incident or accident to department. Changes and creates definitions. Changes requirement that department adopt rules. Limits purposes for which department uses moneys collected from civil penalties imposed for violations of statutes, rules and orders regarding amusement rides, amusement devices and rental amusement devices.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||Joint Committee On Ways and Means|