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Gazette Premium Content SD Senate passes amusement ride regulations

Associated Press Updated: March 4, 2014 at 5:32 pm

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature has given final approval to a measure that would further regulate amusement rides.

The bill's sponsor, Sen. Al Novstrup of Aberdeen, says the bill would impose regulations similar to those in other states and is supported by industry trade groups. Novstrup is president of Thunder Road, a chain of family fun parks in the Dakotas.

Mobile amusement rides, such as those that travel from state to state, already must have insurance. The bill would require those rides to have yearly certified inspections and daily inspections by operators. Rides fixed in one place also would have to be inspected daily.

The measure was proposed by Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls after a 2013 carnival accident that left two teenage girls suspended upside down on a ride.

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