Senate File 114 - Introduced SENATE FILE 114 BY NUNN and WHITING (COMPANION TO HF 92 BY LOHSE) A BILL FOR An Act establishing a minimum age and training requirements for 1 attendants who control amusement rides, and making penalties 2 applicable. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1485XS (4) 89 je/rn
S.F. 114 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 88A.18 Amusement ride attendants —— 1 minimum age —— training. 2 1. An attendant who controls patron restraints or the 3 operation, starting, stopping, or speed of an amusement ride 4 shall be at least sixteen years of age. 5 2. An operator shall require that a person complete training 6 as provided in this subsection prior to beginning work as an 7 attendant. The training shall consist of, at minimum, the 8 following topics: 9 a. The operating procedures specific to any amusement ride 10 the attendant will control, including the specific duties 11 applicable to each of the amusement ride’s assigned positions. 12 b. The general procedures of the carnival or fair. 13 c. The general safety procedures, and safety procedures 14 specific to any amusement ride the attendant will control, that 15 the attendant must follow in the event of an unusual condition, 16 interruption in operation, injury, emergency, or evacuation. 17 EXPLANATION 18 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 19 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 20 This bill provides that an attendant who controls patron 21 restraints or the operation, starting, stopping, or speed of an 22 amusement ride shall be at least 16 years of age. 23 The bill requires the operator of a carnival or fair to 24 require that a person complete training prior to beginning work 25 as an attendant. The bill specifies minimum topics for such 26 training. 27 A person who violates any order or rule issued by the labor 28 commissioner pursuant to state law governing inspection of 29 amusement rides is guilty of a serious misdemeanor. A serious 30 misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more than one 31 year and a fine of at least $430 but not more than $2,560. 32 -1- LSB 1485XS (4) 89 je/rn 1/ 1