Kansas may delay amusement park law passed after fatal ride
May 12, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Less than three weeks after GOP Gov. Sam Brownback signed tightened rules for Kansas amusement parks, lawmakers who were spurred by the death of a colleague's son are proposing to delay the law's implementation.
The House Federal and State Affairs Committee met Thursday afternoon and passed tweaks to the new requirement that amusement rides be inspected by qualified, outside inspectors. They also voted to push off the implementation until July 2018. The law was set to go into effect July 1.
Republican Rep. John Barker, who chairs the committee, has called the old regul...