LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Kansas Lawmakers Approve Amusement Park Bill, Send It to the Governor

The Verruckt water slide in Kansas City. (Photo by Laura Spencer, KCUR)

A bill that would add new inspection requirements for amusement park rides is headed to Governor Sam Brownback. The Legislature approved the regulations after a lawmaker’s son died on a water slide last year.
Ten-year-old Caleb Schwab was killed on the Verrückt slide in Kansas City, Kansas.
Republican House Speaker Ron Ryckman says he’s grateful to see the bill pass.
“We attempt to try to remove emotion and deal with the facts. For the most part, we did, but it’s impossible to take the emotion out of that one,” says Ryckman.
Rides would have to be inspected every year and the bill sets standards for inspectors. Representative Scott Schwab has said the bill isn’t about his son, it’s about preventing future injuries.

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)