Utah Amusement Ride Safety Committee
72-16-201 UCA
1 times per year
4 years
Hull, Linda

Sweeten, Jesse

Created 2019 General Session

Creation of Utah Amusement Ride Safety Committee.
(1) There is created within the department the Utah Amusement Ride Safety Committee.
(2) The committee is comprised of the following members:
(a) six members as follows, appointed by the governor:
(i) one member who represents fairs in the state that employ 25 or more employees;
(ii) one member who represents mobile ride operators;
(iii) one member who represents permanent ride operators;
(iv) one member who represents large amusement parks in the state;
(v) one member who represents the public at large; and
(vi) one member who represents a nationally recognized amusement ride safety or regulatory organization; and
(b) one ex officio member appointed by the executive director.
(3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), the governor shall appoint each member described in Subsection (2)(a) to a four-year term.
(b) The governor shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of the committee members appointed under Subsection (2)(a) are staggered so that approximately half of the committee is appointed every two years.
(4) In making an appointment under Subsection (2)(a), the governor shall request and consider recommendations from:
(a) the membership of the interest from which the appointment is to be made; and
(b) the department.


Board member Type Qualification Original Appointment Current Appointment Expiration
Ferris, Kate C. Member Representative of permanent ride operators 7/1/2019 07/01/2019 6/30/2023
Meacham, Andre W. Member Representative of large amusements parks 7/9/2019 07/09/2019 6/30/2023
Miller, Johnnie R. Member Public at large 7/9/2019 07/09/2019 6/30/2023
Mullenax, Larry Member Representative of a fair with 25 or more employees 12/20/2019 12/20/2019 6/30/2023
Sheldon, Benjamin L. Member Nationally recognized amusement park safety organization 7/9/2019 07/09/2019 6/30/2023
Zoeller, Pamela M. Member Representative of mobile ride operators 4/9/2020 04/09/2020 6/30/2023