1711.51 Advisory council on amusement ride safety.

(A) There is hereby created within the department of agriculture an advisory council on amusement ride safety to consist of the following members:

(1) The director of agriculture or the director's designee;

(2) The general manager of the Ohio state fair or the general manager's designee;

(3) The following members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate:

(a) A representative of temporary amusement ride owners;

(b) A representative of the greater Ohio showmen's association and the owner of a ride;

(c) Three representatives of owners of amusement parks;

(d) A representative of the Ohio fair managers' association;

(e) A representative of the insurance industry;

(f) An engineer, who has an academic degree in engineering and who is knowledgeable in the amusement ride industry;

(g) A representative of the Ohio festivals and events association;

(h) Two representatives of the inflatable amusement ride industry who are owners or operators of inflatable amusement rides or consultants from the industry;

(4) A person registered as a professional engineer under Chapter 4733. of the Revised Code who shall serve as a nonvoting member, appointed by the director of agriculture. The director shall appoint the initial member not later than thirty days after the effective date of this amendment.

(5) One member of the general public, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(6) One member of the general public appointed by the president of the senate.

(B) Annually, the governor shall designate one member of the council as chairperson. The council shall select from its membership a vice-chairperson to act as chairperson in the chairperson's absence.

(C) Of the members first appointed by the governor, four shall be appointed for terms of two years, three for terms of four years, and two for terms of six years. The members appointed initially by the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate shall each serve terms of six years. Of the additional members appointed by the governor who are representatives of the inflatable amusement ride industry, the governor shall appoint one for an initial term of four years and one for an initial term of six years. The director of agriculture shall appoint the member who is a professional engineer for an initial term of six years. All members appointed after the initial terms shall serve six-year terms.

(D) Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of that term. Any member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office.

(E) Members of the council shall be residents of this state and shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in attending meetings of the council and in the performance of their official duties.


Amended by 133rd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 189, §1, eff. 11/6/2019.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.42, HB 229, §1, eff. 10/17/2011.

Effective Date: 12-02-1996 .

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4 .