On Monday, March 25, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law House Bill 381, statewide ride safety legislation.

Safety is our industry’s number one priority and the oversight provided by effective statewide legislation and regulation is an important addition to steps taken by manufacturers, owner and operators to ensure that amusement rides are one of the safest forms of recreation.

HB 381 provides for statewide regulation of amusement rides based on standards developed by the ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices.

IAAPA would like to thank our member, Lagoon Park in Farmington, Utah and Representative Val Potter (R-3) for all of your hard work to bring amusement ride safety to Utah.

The law will go into effect on April 1, 2021.