Our Mission

The latest news on federal and state legislation important to the
mobile amusement industry.

 


The OABA is involved in representing our members on a wide variety of legislative issues. Not only are we constantly involved with state amusement ride issues, we represent the interests of our industry with other federal and state regulatory entities such as Department of Transportation (DOT), Consumer Products Safety Administration (CPSC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with exotic, animals owned by member petting zoos and circuses, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Here are some of the benefits we provide OABA members:

Legislative Advocacy

OABA monitors state legislation to keep members up-to-date on issues that affect the industry. We work with state lobbyists and legislators to educate them on the industry and address the potential impact of legislative proposals.

Regulatory Advocacy

OABA monitors state rulemaking process, informs members of proposed rules and provides public comment on behalf of the industry. Many of our members serve on State amusement ride advisory boards.

Political Action Committee

The OABA PAC is a resource for members to pool their state and federal campaign contribution dollars together to perhaps have a larger big impact on behalf of the industry. For more details concerning the OABA PAC, click here.

Grassroots Action

The OABA connects members to elected officials. Periodically the OABA will send legislative alerts to members, informing them of pending legislation and directing them to contact their state or federal legislator to send clear and concise industry position to elected officials.

Alliances and Coalitions

The OABA participates in many coalitions and alliances to strengthen our impact and further the policy goals of the amusement industry. The OABA also participates with other trade associations such as IAAPA, IAAM, contact us for more information.