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Kansas safety law could shut down some amusement rides


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A new amusement ride law would affect more than a dozen counties in western Kansas that have home-owned carnivals and rides.

Gov. Sam Brownback signed the bill in April following the death of a 10-year-old who rode a giant water slide in Kansas City. The boy was the son of Kansas House Speaker Pro Tem, Scott Schwab, R-Olathe.

The new standard includes more expensive insurance and having rides examined by a certified inspector, the Hutchinson News ( ) reported.

The Kansas Senate passed a subsequent bill postponing the amusement ride law until Ja...

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