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Public Act 099-0116





Public Act 099-0116
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    AN ACT concerning safety.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Act is
amended by changing Section 2-2 as follows:
    (430 ILCS 85/2-2)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4052)
    Sec. 2-2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the
context otherwise requires:
    1. "Director" means the Director of Labor or his or her
    2. "Department" means Department of Labor.
    3. "Amusement attraction" means an enclosed building or
structure, including electrical equipment which is an integral
part of the building or structure, through which people walk
without the aid of any moving device, that provides amusement,
thrills or excitement at a fair, carnival, or an amusement
enterprise, except any such enclosed building or structure
which is subject to the jurisdiction of a local building code.
    4. "Amusement ride" means:
        (a) any mechanized device or combination of devices,
    including electrical equipment which is an integral part of
    the device or devices, which carries passengers along,
    around, or over a fixed or restricted course for the
    primary purpose of giving its passengers amusement,
    pleasure, thrills, or excitement;
        (b) any ski lift, rope tow, or other device used to
    transport snow skiers;
        (c) (blank);
        (d) any dry slide over 20 feet in height, alpine slide,
    or toboggan slide;
        (e) any tram, open car, or combination of open cars or
    wagons pulled by a tractor or other motorized device which
    is not licensed by the Secretary of State, which may, but
    does not necessarily follow a fixed or restricted course,
    and is used primarily for the purpose of giving its
    passengers amusement, pleasure, thrills or excitement, and
    for which an individual fee is charged or a donation
    accepted with the exception of hayrack rides;
        (f) any bungee cord or similar elastic device; or
        (g) any inflatable attraction.
    5. "Carnival" or "amusement enterprise" means an
enterprise which offers amusement or entertainment to the
public by means of one or more amusement attractions or
amusement rides.
    6. "Fair" means an enterprise principally devoted to the
exhibition of products of agriculture or industry in connection
with which amusement rides or amusement attractions are
    7. "Operator" means a person, or the agent of a person, who
owns or controls or has the duty to control the operation of an
amusement ride or an amusement attraction at a carnival,
amusement enterprise, or fair. "Operator" includes an agency of
the State or any of its political subdivisions.
    8. "Carnival worker" or "amusement enterprise worker"
means a person who is employed (and is therefore not a
volunteer) by a carnival, amusement enterprise, or fair to
manage, physically operate, or assist in the operation of an
amusement ride or amusement attraction when it is open to the
    9. "Volunteer" means a person who operates or assists in
the operation of an amusement ride or amusement attraction for
an owner or operator without pay or lodging. An individual
shall not be considered a volunteer if the individual is
otherwise employed by the same owner or operator to perform the
same type of service as those for which the individual proposes
to volunteer.
    10. "Inflatable attraction" means an amusement ride or
device designed for use that may include, but not be limited
to, bounce, climb, slide, or interactive play, which is made of
flexible fabric, is kept inflated by continuous air flow by one
or more blowers, and relies upon air pressure to maintain its
(Source: P.A. 98-541, eff. 8-23-13; 98-769, eff. 1-1-15.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
1, 2016.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016