Kansas House Advances Tougher Amusement Ride Law After Death of 10-Year-Old - NBC 10 Philadelphia
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Kansas House Advances Tougher Amusement Ride Law After Death of 10-Year-Old

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Witnesses say Caleb Schwab, the 10-year-old son of Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab, flew off the slide, colliding with the nets meant to protect him.
    He was killed Sunday in an accident at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City (Published Monday, Aug. 8, 2016)

    A Kansas House member whose 10-year-old son died last summer on a water park slide spoke to his colleagues on the subject for the first time Thursday shortly before they voted unanimously to strengthen inspection rules for amusement rides.

    Rep. Scott Schwab's son Caleb died at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas.

    The bill requires annual ride inspections and sets specific qualifications for inspectors. Current law allows parks to conduct their own inspections.

    Schwab told House members he didn't come to the Legislature to increase regulation or grow government, but sometimes government is needed. He said he wouldn't hold it against anyone who didn't support the bill.

    Raqqa's Devastation Shows Entire Neighborhoods Destroyed

    [NATL] Raqqa's Devastation Shows Entire Neighborhoods Destroyed

    Shells of buildings, concrete slabs littering dust-choked streets and destroyed cars are all that is left of whole neighborhoods in Raqqa, Syria, after weeks of fighting and bombings between Islamic State militants and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the U.S.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    The measure now faces a final House vote and a Senate vote.