Some Kansas cities closing water slides in response to law
July 9, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas cities are closing water slides at pools and aquatic centers this summer at least until confusion over a new state law that increased regulation of amusement park rides is cleared up.
The law, which took effect July 1, was passed this year after a state lawmaker's son, Caleb Schwab, died last summer on the Verruckt water slide at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas. It imposes new inspection and permit requirements on amusement rides, although a portion of the law that imposes criminal penalties for operating a ride without a license was delayed...