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Full Text of HB0060  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning safety.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Act is
5amended by changing Section 2-2 as follows:
6    (430 ILCS 85/2-2)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4052)
7    Sec. 2-2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the
8context otherwise requires:
9    1. "Director" means the Director of Labor or his or her
11    2. "Department" means Department of Labor.
12    3. "Amusement attraction" means an enclosed building or
13structure, including electrical equipment which is an integral
14part of the building or structure, through which people walk
15without the aid of any moving device, that provides amusement,
16thrills or excitement at a fair, carnival, or an amusement
17enterprise, except any such enclosed building or structure
18which is subject to the jurisdiction of a local building code.
19    4. "Amusement ride" means:
20        (a) any mechanized device or combination of devices,
21    including electrical equipment which is an integral part
22    of the device or devices, which carries passengers along,
23    around, or over a fixed or restricted course for the



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1    primary purpose of giving its passengers amusement,
2    pleasure, thrills, or excitement;
3        (b) any ski lift, rope tow, or other device used to
4    transport snow skiers;
5        (c) (blank);
6        (c-5) any trampoline court;
7        (d) any dry slide, alpine slide, or toboggan slide,
8    except:
9            (1) any slide that is placed in a playground and
10        that does not normally require the supervision or
11        services of a person responsible for its operation; or
12            (2) any slide that is not open to the general
13        public and for which admission is monitored and
14        strictly controlled by invitation, company or group
15        identification, or other means of identification;
16        (e) any tram, open car, or combination of open cars or
17    wagons pulled by a tractor or other motorized device which
18    is not licensed by the Secretary of State, which may, but
19    does not necessarily follow a fixed or restricted course,
20    and is used primarily for the purpose of giving its
21    passengers amusement, pleasure, thrills or excitement, and
22    for which an individual fee is charged or a donation
23    accepted with the exception of hayrack rides;
24        (f) any bungee cord or similar elastic device; or
25        (g) any inflatable attraction.
26    5. "Carnival" or "amusement enterprise" means an



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1enterprise which offers amusement or entertainment to the
2public by means of one or more amusement attractions or
3amusement rides.
4    6. "Fair" means an enterprise principally devoted to the
5exhibition of products of agriculture or industry in
6connection with which amusement rides or amusement attractions
7are operated.
8    7. "Operator" means a person, or the agent of a person, who
9owns or controls or has the duty to control the operation of an
10amusement ride or an amusement attraction at a carnival,
11amusement enterprise, or fair. "Operator" includes an agency
12of the State or any of its political subdivisions.
13    8. "Carnival worker" or "amusement enterprise worker"
14means a person who is employed (and is therefore not a
15volunteer) by a carnival, amusement enterprise, or fair to
16manage, physically operate, or assist in the operation of an
17amusement ride or amusement attraction when it is open to the
19    9. "Volunteer" means a person who operates or assists in
20the operation of an amusement ride or amusement attraction for
21an owner or operator without pay or lodging. An individual
22shall not be considered a volunteer if the individual is
23otherwise employed by the same owner or operator to perform
24the same type of service as those for which the individual
25proposes to volunteer.
26    10. "Inflatable attraction" means an amusement ride or



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1device designed for use that may include, but not be limited
2to, bounce, climb, slide, or interactive play, which is made
3of flexible fabric, is kept inflated by continuous air flow by
4one or more blowers, and relies upon air pressure to maintain
5its shape.
6    11. "Trampoline court" means a commercial facility with a
7defined area composed of one or more trampolines, a series of
8trampolines, a trampoline court foam pit, or a series of
9trampoline court foam pits. "Trampoline court" does not
10include a gymnastic training facility that only utilizes
11trampolines during the supervised instruction of gymnastic
13(Source: P.A. 98-541, eff. 8-23-13; 98-769, eff. 1-1-15;
1499-116, eff. 1-1-16.)