Tex. Occ. Code Section 2151.002

In this chapter:


“Amusement ride” means a mechanical device that carries passengers along, around, or over a fixed or restricted course or within a defined area for the purpose of giving the passengers amusement, pleasure, or excitement. The term does not include:


a coin-operated ride that:
is manually, mechanically, or electrically operated;
is customarily placed in a public location; and
does not normally require the supervision or services of an operator;


nonmechanized playground equipment, including a swing, seesaw, stationary spring-mounted animal feature, rider-propelled merry-go-round, climber, playground slide, trampoline, and physical fitness device;


a challenge course or any part of a challenge course that is excepted from this chapter under Section 2151.107 (Exception for Certain Challenge Courses Meeting Insurance Requirement); or


a waterslide, even if operated by a mechanical device, in which passengers are carried along a course that:
is less than 200 feet in length;
is substantially constructed from vinyl or vinyl coated polyester; and
is not mechanically inflated using a continuous airflow device.


“Class A amusement ride” means an amusement ride with a fixed location designed primarily for use by children younger than 13 years of age.


“Class B amusement ride” means an amusement ride that is not a Class A amusement ride.


“Commissioner” means the commissioner of insurance.


“Department” means the Texas Department of Insurance.


“Mobile amusement ride” means an amusement ride that is designed or adapted to be moved from one location to another and is not fixed at a single location.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.701(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 363 (S.B. 1282), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1107 (H.B. 1553), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 2151.002 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­2151.­htm#2151.­002 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2151.002’s source at texas​.gov