COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO 1 PROPOSED TO
House Bill No. 511
Amend by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
SECTION 1. Section 45-49-3, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
45-49-3. (1) An
amusement ride may not be operated in this state unless the Mississippi
Department of Revenue has issued an operating permit decal for the amusement ride
to the owner or operator * * *
within the preceding twelve (12) months for the current
(2) An application for an operating permit decal must be submitted to the department not fewer than fifteen (15) business days before the first time the amusement ride is operated in the state, and must include the following:
(a) Certificate of insurance in the amount of not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence that insures the owner or operator against liability for injury to persons and property arising out of the use or operation of the amusement ride;
(b) Payment of a fee not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00); and
(c) Proof of satisfactory inspection of the ride by a qualified inspector, as defined in Section 45-49-5, conducted no earlier than fifteen (15) days before the submission of the application for an operating permit decal. The date of the inspection must be indicated on the proof of inspection.
(3) The operating permit
decal shall be valid * * *
until the end of the calendar year of
the date of issue and must be in a manner and format as prescribed by the
(4) The operating permit decal must be affixed to the ride in a conspicuous location that is plainly visible to patrons.
(5) The department shall:
(a) Determine the manner and format of the operating permit decal, any forms to be used to apply for the decal, and any forms to be used to report serious injuries or illnesses;
(b) Make any forms and certifications available on the department's website and provide decals to owners or operators;
(c) Subject to the limitations of this act, determine the fee for the filing of an operating permit decal;
(d) Allow an owner or operator to apply for operating permit decals for multiple rides at one time, using one (1) form; and
(e) Charge one (1) fee for the filing of each application form, regardless of the number of rides listed on the application.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Further, amend by striking the title in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 45-49-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CHANGE THE PERIOD FOR ISSUANCE OF AN AMUSEMENT RIDE OPERATING PERMIT DECAL FROM 12 MONTHS TO A CALENDAR YEAR; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.