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§ 3-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness RegulationEffective: October 1, 2009

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Amusement Attractions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2009
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 3-101
§ 3-101. Definitions
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b)(1) “Amusement attraction” means:
(i) an amusement ride; or
(ii) a structure that gives amusement, excitement, pleasure, or thrills to people who move around, over, or through the structure without the aid of a moving device integral to the structure.
(2) “Amusement attraction” does not include a structure that is devoted principally to exhibitions related to agriculture, the arts, education, industry, religion, or science.
(c) “Amusement owner” means a person, the State, or a political subdivision of the State that owns an amusement attraction or, if the amusement attraction is leased, the lessee.
(d) “Amusement park” means an area that is used principally for 1 or more permanently erected amusement attractions.
(e) “Amusement ride” means a device that is intended to give amusement, excitement, pleasure, or thrills to passengers whom the device carries:
(1) along or around a fixed or restricted course; or
(2) within a defined area.
(f) “Carnival” means an itinerant enterprise that consists principally of 1 or more temporarily located amusement attractions.
(g) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Labor and Industry.
(h) “Fair” means an enterprise that:
(1) is devoted principally to periodic exhibitions related to agriculture, the arts, education, industry, religion, or science; and
(2) has 1 or more amusement attractions operated along with the exhibitions.
(i) “Inflatable amusement attraction” means an air-supported amusement attraction that:
(1) incorporates a structural and mechanical system; and
(2) uses a high strength fabric or film that achieves its strength, shape, and stability by tensioning from internal air pressure.


Added by Acts 1992, c. 4, § 2. Amended by Acts 2009, c. 21, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.
Formerly Art. 89, § 65.
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 3-101, MD BUS REG § 3-101
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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