Theme parks in California have remained closed since the onset of the pandemic, with no clear sight of when they’ll welcome guests again — but a new bill introduced by Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, is looking to accelerate that process.

Assembly Bill 420 was introduced Thursday by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, and Valladares, whose 38th District includes Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia.

Under the state’s color-coded, four-tiered reopening model, large theme parks can only reopen when a county is in “yellow,” or tier 1, which is the least restrictive level, as there would be a “minimal” spread of COVID-19 at that point. Smaller parks can open with modifications such as allowing only a 25% capacity, in the “orange” tier where there are only “moderate” risk factors.

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