Bill exempts municipal water slides from amusement rules

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Municipal water slides would not be regulated as amusement rides under a bill moving through the Kansas state Senate.

A Senate committee removed city-owned water slides from legislation that would lessen the regulations for home-owned amusement rides in rural areas of the state.

The bill amends a law passed last year toughening the regulations for amusement rides after 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was killed in 2016 while riding the Verrückt, a 17-story water slide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City. Caleb’s father is state Rep. Scott Schwab.

However, some lawmakers think the 2017 law . . .


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