Kansas wants to increase regulation of amusement rides

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A state lawmaker is seeking to strengthen regulations for amusement parks in Kansas after a colleague’s 10-year-old son was killed last year on a water slide dubbed the world’s tallest. Rep. John Barker’s bill would require the insurance companies representing the parks to hire a certified engineer to inspect the rides. Under current Kansas law, the parks themselves can choose the inspectors, who don’t necessarily have to be engineers.

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