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The following is a summary of Texas's regulations as they pertain to the inflatable industry along with links to the actual regulations. There may be city or county regulations as well, check with your local government entity. State contact information is listed at the bottom of the page.

Sec. 2151.052.  FEES.

  (a)  The commissioner shall establish reasonable and necessary fees, in an amount not to exceed $40 per year, for each amusement ride covered by this chapter.

Sec. 2151.101.  REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATION.

  (a)  A person may not operate an amusement ride unless the person:

(1)  has had the amusement ride inspected at least once a year by an insurer or a person with whom the insurer has contracted;

(2)  obtains a written certificate from the insurer or person with whom the insurer has contracted stating that the amusement ride:

(A)  has been inspected;

(B)  meets the standards for insurance coverage; and

(C)  is covered by the insurance

(3)  has a combined single limit or split limit insurance policy currently in effect written by an insurance company authorized to do business in this state, insuring the owner or operator against liability for injury to persons arising out of the use of the amusement ride in an amount of not less than:

(A)  for Class A amusement rides:

(i)  $100,000 bodily injury and $50,000 property damage per occurrence with a $300,000 annual aggregate; or

(ii)  a $150,000 per occurrence combined single limit with a $300,000 annual aggregate; and

(B)  for Class B amusement rides:

(i)  $1,000,000 bodily injury and $500,000 property damage per occurrence; or

(ii)  $1,500,000 per occurrence combined single limit;

Sec. 2151.103.  INJURY REPORTS.  

(b)  A person operating an amusement ride shall maintain accurate records of each injury caused by the ride that results in death or requires medical treatment.

(c)  The operator shall file an injury report with the commissioner on a quarterly basis.

(d)  If no reportable injuries occur in a quarter, the operator is not required to file an injury report.

Sec. 2151.104.  ACCESS TO RIDES.

  An owner or operator of an amusement ride may deny entry to the ride to any person if, in the owner's or operator's opinion, the entry may jeopardize the safety of the person or of other amusement ride patrons.

Sec. 2151.105.  SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS

 (a)  The commissioner shall adopt rules requiring that a sign be posted to inform the public how to report an amusement ride that appears to be unsafe or to report an amusement ride operator who appears to be violating the law.

(b)  The rules must require the sign to be posted at the principal entrance to the site at which an amusement ride is located or at any location on that site at which tickets for an amusement ride are available.

Sec. 2151.106.  MINIMUM STANDARDS.

  (a)  An amusement ride covered by this chapter that is sold, maintained, or operated in this state must comply with standards established by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) as of May 1, 1999. Those standards are minimum standards.

Contact Information
Loss Control Regulation
Texas Department of Insurance
333 Guadalupe
P.O. Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714-9104
TELEPHONE: (512) 322-2253
FAX: (512) 305-3515

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