NLGA passes resolution recognizing amusement ride safety in the U.S.
This week, the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) passed a policy resolution titled, Resolution in Support of Amusement Ride Safety, carried by Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, recognizing amusement ride safety within the United States. The resolution passed unanimously at the NLGA’s annual meeting on July 17 held in Wilmington, Delaware. IAAPA drafted the policy resolution using IAAPA’s Guideline for Effective Amusement Ride Safety Regulation in the U.S.
The NLGA is the professional association for the elected officials first in line of succession to governors in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. The purpose of NLGA is to support the efficiency and effectiveness of the office of lieutenant governor, to foster interstate cooperation, and to generally improve the efficiency of state and territorial administration through education on issues and leadership training.
Each NLGA policy resolution requires two co-sponsors from opposite parties. As part of a bipartisan effort, IAAPA secured six co-sponsors before the meeting, including three Republicans and three Democrats. The co-sponsors included:
- Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette (R – South Carolina)
- Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D – Pennsylvania)
- Lt. Gov. Dan McKee (D – Rhode Island)
- Lt. Gov. Randy McNally (R – Tennessee)
- Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser (R – Louisiana)
- Senate President Donna Soucy (D – New Hampshire)
During the voting process, Lt. Gov. Shelia Oliver (D – New Jersey) also signed on as a co-sponsor.
”IAAPA is pleased that the Lieutenant Governors unanimously passed this resolution, acknowledging the attractions industry’s continued commitment to safety,” said Erika Scheffer, director of state advocacy, IAAPA. “The passing of this resolution is part of IAAPA’s advocacy efforts, ensuring safe experiences for all and protecting and promoting IAAPA-member interests.”