WESTFIELD, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are considering whether to have a state agency study whether zip lines in the state need to be regulated.
The bill was proposed after a 12-year-old girl died after falling 20 feet from a zip line at a summer camp in the North Carolina mountains last month.
Rep. Ted Davis Jr. told The News & Observer of Raleigh (http://bit.ly/1fdKTz8 ) he thinks the state needs uniform regulations for zip lines.
The New Hanover County Republican added the provision to a bill increasing penalties for operating amusement rides illegally.
N.C. Youth Camp Association Board President Adam Boyd wants safe zip lines. He says they are a terrific way of giving campers new perspectives on nature from above the tree canopy.
Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com