WEST virginia legislature
2016 regular session
Senate Bill 509
By Senators Carmichael and Blair
[Passed March 4, 2016;
in effect 90 days from passage]
AN ACT to amend and reenact §21-10-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to Division of Labor inspection of amusement rides and amusement attractions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §21-10-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10. AMUSEMENT RIDES AND AMUSEMENT ATTRACTIONS SAFETY ACT.
§21-10-6. Permits; application; annual inspection.
No operator or owner may knowingly permit the operation of an amusement ride or amusement attraction without a permit issued by the Division. Each year and at least fifteen days before the first time the amusement ride or amusement attraction is made available in this state for public use, an operator or owner shall apply for a permit to the Division on a form furnished by the Division and containing any information the Division may require. The Division shall, within thirty days of the first time in the calendar year the ride or attraction is made available in this state for public use, inspect all amusement rides and amusement attractions. The Division shall inspect all stationary rides and attractions at least once every year. The Division may inspect all mobile amusement rides and amusement attractions each time they are disassembled and reassembled for use in this state. The Division may conduct inspections at any reasonable time without prior notice: Provided, That in lieu of performing its own inspection, the Division may accept inspection reports from special inspectors certified by the Division.