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Code of Virginia
Title 59.1. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 45. The Amusement Device Rider Safety Act
12/16/2019

§ 59.1-519. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

"Amusement device" means (i) a device or structure open to the public by which persons are conveyed or moved in an unusual manner for diversion and (ii) a device suspended in the air by the use of steel cables, chains, belts, or ropes, and usually supported by trestles or towers with one or more spans, also known as a passenger tramway, used to transport passengers uphill.

"Operator" means the entity listed as operator on the Certificate of Inspection issued for the amusement device pursuant to § 36-98.3 and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.

"Owner" means the entity listed as owner on the Certificate of Inspection issued for the amusement device pursuant to § 36-98.3 and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.

"Parent or guardian" means any parent, guardian, legal custodian or other person having immediate control or charge of a child.

"Rider" means any person who is (i) waiting in the immediate vicinity to get on an amusement device; (ii) getting on an amusement device; (iii) using an amusement device; (iv) getting off an amusement device; or (v) leaving an amusement device and still in its immediate vicinity. "Rider" does not include employees, agents, or servants of the owner or operator of the amusement device while engaged in the duties of their employment.

2002, c. 788.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.