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Article - Business Regulation




§3–101.

    (a)    In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    (1)    “Amusement attraction” means:

            (i)    an amusement ride; or

            (ii)    a structure that gives amusement, excitement, pleasure, or thrills to people who move around, over, or through the structure without the aid of a moving device integral to the structure.

        (2)    “Amusement attraction” does not include a structure that is devoted principally to exhibitions related to agriculture, the arts, education, industry, religion, or science.

    (c)    “Amusement owner” means a person, the State, or a political subdivision of the State that owns an amusement attraction or, if the amusement attraction is leased, the lessee.

    (d)    “Amusement park” means an area that is used principally for 1 or more permanently erected amusement attractions.

    (e)    “Amusement ride” means a device that is intended to give amusement, excitement, pleasure, or thrills to passengers whom the device carries:

        (1)    along or around a fixed or restricted course; or

        (2)    within a defined area.

    (f)    “Carnival” means an itinerant enterprise that consists principally of 1 or more temporarily located amusement attractions.

    (g)    “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Labor and Industry.

    (h)    “Fair” means an enterprise that:

        (1)    is devoted principally to periodic exhibitions related to agriculture, the arts, education, industry, religion, or science; and

        (2)    has 1 or more amusement attractions operated along with the exhibitions.

    (i)    “Inflatable amusement attraction” means an air–supported amusement attraction that:

        (1)    incorporates a structural and mechanical system; and

        (2)    uses a high strength fabric or film that achieves its strength, shape, and stability by tensioning from internal air pressure.