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
     

    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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  • 2014 Board Meetings
     2014 BOARD MEETINGS

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

    Upon Board approval these meeting dates will be established for the 2014 calendar year, however, as always, you will be notified of any change in the dates or times of these meetings.

    Jan 23, 2014--CANCELLED   
    Mar 27,2014--CANCELLED   
    May 29,1014--CANCELLED   
    Sept 25,2014--CANCELLED
    Agenda-9/25/14 (DRAFT)
    Nov 13,2014


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  • 2013 Board Meetings
     2013 BOARD MEETINGS

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

    So as to not interfere with the industry's peak times during the ride season, please be advised that the May meeting has been scheduled for the week after the Memorial Day Holiday; Memorial Day is on May 27,2013.  The November meeting has also been scheduled for the week prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday; Thanksgiving is on November 28,2013

    Upon Board approval these meeting dates will be established for the 2013 calendar year, however, as always, you will be notified of any change in the dates or times of these meetings.


    Jan 15, 2013--CANCELLED     Agenda-1/15/13
    Mar 19,2013--Agenda- 3/19/13   Minutes-3/19/13
    May 30,1013--CANCELLED
    Sept 19,2013--meeting at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 129
    Nov 21,2013--CANCELLED
    Jan 23,2014-- Next Tentatively scheduled meeting
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  • 2012 Board Meetings
    2012 BOARD MEETINGS

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


    Jan 26,  2012--CANCELLED
    Mar 29, 2012--Minutes-3/29/12      Agenda-3/29/12
    May 31, 2012--CANCELLED
    Sept 26, 2012--Minutes-9/26/12     Agenda-9/26/12
    Dec 06, 2012--CANCELLED
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  • 2011 Board Meetings
    2011 BOARD MEETINGS

    The Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board will meet in January, March, May, September (instead of July) and November (instead of October). 

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


    Jan 27,  2011--CANCELLED
    Mar 24, 2011--Minutes-3/24/2011     Agenda-3/24/2011
    May 12, 2011--Minutes-5/12/2011    Agenda-5/12/2011
    Sept 22, 2011--Minutes-9/22/2011    Agenda-9/22/2011
    Dec 08,  2011--CANCELLED



     
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  • 2010 Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
    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
    July 22,2010--CANCELLED
    Oct 28, 2010--CANCELLED.  Work Group meeting held in its place

    All board meetings start at 11 A.M. and are located at the DCA Building,
    101 South Borad Street, Trenton, New Jersey.

     
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  • 2009 Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
    Mar 26,2009--Minutes-3/26/2009
    Jun 04,2009--  Minutes-6/4/2009
    Oct 29,1009- -Minutes-10/29/2009
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  • 2008 Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
    Jan 31,2008--Minutes-1/31/2008
    Oct 26,2008--Minutes-10/16/2008
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  • 2007 Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
    Jan 25,2007-- Minutes-1/25/2007
    Mar 15,2007--Minutes-3/15/2007
    May 17,2007--Minutes-5/17/2007
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