The Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board advises the Commissioner on carnival and amusement ride safety and provides advice on the regulations that govern the safety program.

There are 13 Board members, including one ex officio member, the Department of Community Affairs. The other 12 seats are: ride manufacturer (2); mobile ride operator; fixed ride operator; amusement park representative; insurance underwriter; professional engineer; representative of water parks; and four public members. Terms are four years.

  • Board Members
    The mission of the Board is to ensure the safety of carnival and amusement rides that are used in New Jersey.

    Name

    Seat

    Term Expires

    William H. Gelhaus

    Amusement Park

    February 3, 2012

    Lawrence D. Cohen

    Insurance Underwriter

    February 3, 2011

    Leonard Turtora

    Fixed Ride Operator

    February 3, 2014

    Al Belmont

    Mobile Ride Operator

    December 16, 2009

    William J. Dauphinee

    Ride Manufacturer 1

    June 20, 2006

    Vacant

    Ride Manufacturer 2

    February 3, 2012

    Vacant

    Professional Engineer

    June 17, 2011

    Nancy Sheridan

    Public Member 4

    February 3, 2012

    Christopher Leitner

    Public Member 3

    June 27, 2012

    Steven Hildner

    Public Member 2

    June 27, 2012

    Debra Henderson

    Public Member 1

    October 7, 2010

    Geoffrey Rogers

    Water Park/Registered Fair

    February 3, 2011

    Edward M. Smith

    DCA Designee/Chair

    N/A

    4 Public Members
    Updated March, 2013

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  • 2015 Board Meetings
    Jan 15, 2015 -- CANCELLED (in lieu of meeting, emailed rule proposals for review)
    Mar 19, 2015 -- 11am; Conference Room 129
    May 18, 1015 -- CANCELLED
    Sept 17, 2015 -- CANCELLED
    Oct 06, 2015 -- CANCELLED
    Nov 18, 2015 -- CANCELLED
    Dec 10, 2015 -- Tenative 
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  • 2014 Board Meetings
    Jan 23, 2014 -- CANCELLED   
    Mar 27, 2014 -- CANCELLED   
    May 29, 2014 -- CANCELLED   
    Sept 25, 2014 -- CANCELLED; Agenda (DRAFT)
    Nov 13, 2014 -- CANCELLED
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  • 2013 Board Meetings
    Jan 15, 2013 -- CANCELLED
    Mar 19, 2013 -- Minutes
    May 30, 1013 -- CANCELLED
    Sept 19, 2013 -- Minutes 
    Nov 21, 2013 -- CANCELLED
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  • 2012 Board Meetings
    Mar 29, 2012 -- Minutes
    Sept 26, 2012 -- Minutes 
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  • 2011 Board Meetings
    Mar 24, 2011 -- Minutes
    May 12, 2011-- Minutes
    Sept 22, 2011 -- Minutes 
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  • 2010 Board Meetings
    Jan 28, 2010 -- CANCELLED; Work Group meeting held in its place
    Mar 16, 2010 -- CANCELLED; Work Group meeting held in its place
    May 20, 2010 -- CANCELLED; Work Group meeting held in its place
    Oct 28, 2010 -- CANCELLED; Work Group meeting held in its place 
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  • 2009 Board Meetings
    Mar 26, 2009 -- Minutes
    Jun 04, 2009 -- Minutes
    Oct 29, 1009 -- Minutes
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  • 2008 Board Meetings
    Jan 31, 2008 -- Minutes
    Oct 26, 2008 -- Minutes
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  • 2007 Board Meetings
    Jan 25, 2007 -- Minutes
    Mar 15, 2007 -- Minutes
    May 17, 2007 -- Minutes
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