Legislative & Regulatory News

IAAPA Phase IV Stimulus Requests to Congress

< HomeLiability Protection Provide targeted COVID-19 liability protection for attractions businesses that are following best practices to protect guests and workers against COVID-related illness Small Business Administration Loans More modifications to the Paycheck...

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< HomeAs New York State reopens and moves toward economic recovery, the amusement and water park industry, a key economic driver for the state, remains closed. New York amusement and water parks are ready to open with increased safety measures yet are prevented...

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Contact Congress Today Regarding COVID-19 Relief Funding!

< HomeIt is imperative that you contact your elected officials TODAY and urge them to include the following critical items in the next phase of COVID-19 related stimulus funding: Liability Protection Provide targeted COVID-19 liability protection for attractions...

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Contact the U.S. Senate Today for Animal Care Financial Aid!

< HomeContact the U.S. Senate Today! The U.S. Senate is currently working on what is likely to be the last major coronavirus stimulus package considered by Congress. The timing is uncertain, but deliberations are ongoing, and U.S. Senate floor action is expected...

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Contact Congress TODAY!

< HomeContact the U.S. Congress Today on Behalf of the Attractions Industry! The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to return to Capitol Hill on Monday, May 11, and will immediately begin their work on the next phase of COVID-19 related stimulus...

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IAAPA Submits Comment on FAA Rulemaking

On March 2, IAAPA submitted its comment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with regards to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. According to the FAA, specifically, the “NPRM would require the remote...

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California Theme Park Recycling Bill on The Move

California Assembly Bill 1506, sponsored by Assembly member Kevin McCarty (D-7), exempts the non-eating areas at theme parks and other similar venues from recently passed requirements in AB 827 for the placement of organic waste recycling bins. This measure...

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New York Governor Signs Trampoline Park Safety Bill into Law

On December 20, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 6600/House Bill 7250. This set of bills create safety procedures for trampoline parks, including definitions, permit requirements, compliance with industry standards, employee training,...

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Ohio Ride Safety Bill Signed Into Law; Effective Immediately

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill 189, revising the laws governing amusement ride operations in the state, sponsored by Representative John Patterson (D-99). Because of the emergency clause in the bill, the law...

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Department of Labor Releases Overtime Regulation Final Rule

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the final Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. It is expected to be in the Federal Register on Friday, September 27, 2019. The final rule includes nearly all of the recommendations...

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