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Amusement Parks

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(before 2003)

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California has lots of amusement parks. Amusement parks have many rides that are fun for people. Some of the rides can be dangerous.

When rides are not checked for safety bad things can happen. Lots of people have been hurt when rides are not safe. Many others have even died.

Right now the state does not check rides to make sure they are safe. People who work at the parks try to do this. Sometimes they do not see things that are broken.

People want the state to check the rides. They hope to make rules for amusement parks that will make rides safer. These people want this to become a law.

Safety is important. People do not want to be hurt on rides. The governor of California will make sure rides are safer by passing a law.

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