IAAPA’s Advocacy Day at United States Capitol a Success
Attractions Industry Leaders Discuss Key Issues with
Government Officials and Congressional Staff
(May 10, 2012) - On April 17, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) held Advocacy Day, during which United States industry leaders and policymakers met to discuss the attractions industry’s legislative priorities and regulatory issues.
Top officials from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission met with members of select IAAPA committees, including government relations, safety, education, and family entertainment centers and IAAPA management to better understand the impact of related regulatory changes to the attractions industry.
IAAPA members provided a congressional staff briefing to more than 20 House of Representatives and Senate offices on such topics as industry safety; the ambiguities surrounding seasonal workers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; proposed changes to the Summer Work Travel program; and recent changes to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s guidance on the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process. States represented included Ohio, California, South Carolina, and Texas.
Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions, and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. The association’s global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, and it maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, and Hong Kong.www.IAAPA.org
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