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88A.1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Amusement device" means any equipment or piece of equipment, appliance or combination thereof designed or intended to entertain or amuse a person.

2. "Amusement ride" means any mechanized device or combination of devices which carries passengers along, around, or over a fixed or restricted course for the purpose of giving its passengers amusement, pleasure, thrills, or excitement.

3. "Carnival" means an enterprise offering amusement or entertainment to the public in, upon, or by means of amusement devices or rides or concession booths.

4. "Commissioner" means the labor commissioner or the labor commissioner's designee.

5. "Concession booth" means a structure, or enclosure, used at more than one fair or carnival, or at one fair or carnival for more than seven consecutive days, from which amusements are offered to the public.

6. "Division" means the division of labor services of the department of workforce development created under section 84A.1.

7. "Fair" means an enterprise principally devoted to the exhibition of products of agriculture or industry in connection with the operation of amusement rides or devices or concession booths.

8. "Operator" means a person, or the agent of a person, who owns or controls or has the duty to control the operation of an amusement device or ride, a concession booth, or related electrical equipment at a carnival or fair. "Operator" includes an agency of the state or any of its political subdivisions.

9. "Related electrical equipment" means any electrical apparatus or wiring used at a carnival or fair.

Section History: Early form

[C73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 88A.1]

Section History: Recent form

86 Acts, ch 1245, § 915; 90 Acts, ch 1136, § 2; 96 Acts, ch 1186, § 23

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