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Tue Aug 9, 2016, 04:04 PM

Federal regulation of amusement park rides is nonexistant. Thanks St. Ronnie!

Consumer Product Safety Commission hasn't had the power to oversee amusement parks for 35 years, after Congress stripped its authority in 1981 as part of a package of deregulatory budget cuts.

Here's the Kansas state statute concerning amusement park rides. It calls for self-inspection by a qualified inspector once a year. There is no license requirement for an inspector.


http://law.justia.com/codes/kansas/2015/chapter-44/article-16/

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Reply Federal regulation of amusement park rides is nonexistant. Thanks St. Ronnie! (Original post)
lapucelle Aug 2016 OP
Dreamer Tatum Aug 2016 #1
lapucelle Aug 2016 #4
guillaumeb Aug 2016 #2
Rex Aug 2016 #3
lapucelle Aug 2016 #5

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Aug 9, 2016, 04:11 PM

1. Blaming Reagan doesn't make much sense.


Why didn't Clinton do anything about it? What about Obama? Are they to blame as well?

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 9, 2016, 05:25 PM

4. Here's the history of federal and state regulation,

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http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2005/05/who_regulates_our_nations_amusement_parks.html

Here's a link to the most recent attempt to get federal regulation for fixed park rides.

The bill died in committee.

Here's a list of (some of) the attempts to get the legislation passed.

https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=consumer+product+safety+commission+amusement+rides&new=true&st=

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Aug 9, 2016, 04:17 PM

2. Americans should be free to ride on unsafe rides!!!!

while open carrying guns and drinking alcohol.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Aug 9, 2016, 04:20 PM

3. Yep. Reagan deregulated so much that it endangered the social safety net.

 

One of the worst POTUS in history.

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Response to Rex (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 9, 2016, 05:26 PM

5. Reagan tried to abolish the Consumer Product Safety Commission

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