No permit shall be issued under division (A) of section 1711.53 of the Revised Code, until the owner of the amusement ride has filed with the department of agriculture a certificate of insurance evidencing that there is liability insurance in effect with an insurer authorized or approved to write such insurance in this state on the operation of the ride providing coverage, subject to a limit, exclusive of interest and costs, of not less than five hundred thousand dollars because of bodily injury to or death of one person in each occurrence, and, subject to such limit for one person, to a limit of not less than one million dollars because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in each occurrence. The insurance policy may include a deductible clause, provided that any settlement made by the insurance company with the injured party or his legal representative shall be paid as though the deductible clause did not apply. Each policy, by its original terms or an endorsement, shall obligate the insurer that the insurer will not cancel the policy without thirty days' written notice and a complete report of the reasons for such cancellation being given to the department. Each policy, by its original terms or an endorsement, shall obligate the insurer that the insurer will, within twenty-four hours, report to the department if it pays a claim or reserves any amount to pay an anticipated claim that reduces the liability insurance coverage to a limit of less than one million dollars because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in each occurrence. If the policy is canceled during its term or lapses for any reason, including coverage reduced below the required amount, the owner shall replace the policy with another policy fully complying with the requirements of this section. If the owner fails to file a certificate of insurance for new or replacement insurance, the owner shall cease all operations under the permit immediately upon the cancellation or lapse of the insurance and further operations shall not be conducted without the specific approval of the department, which shall be given after the owner has complied with this section.
Effective Date: 10-20-1987