92nd General Assembly
Status of HB5884
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates the Elevator Safety Act.  Provides  that  no  person  may      
   engage  in the business of installing, altering, servicing, replacing,      
   maintaining, or inspecting elevators without having a  license  issued      
   by  the State Fire Marshal.  Provides for penalties and the suspension      
   or revocation of a license for violations of the  Act.   Requires  the      
   registration  of existing elevators.  Provides that no elevator may be      
   installed or altered without a permit issued by the State Fire Marshal      
   or a unit of local government.  Provides that  after  an  elevator  is      
   installed,  before  it  may be used, the property owner or lessee must      
   obtain a  certificate  of  operation  from  the  State  Fire  Marshal.      
   Imposes   insurance   requirements   for   elevator   contractors  and      
   inspectors.  Provides for enforcement of the Act  by  the  State  Fire      
   Marshal  and the Elevator Safety Review Board, which is created within      
   the Office of the State Fire Marshal.   Requires  elevator  owners  to      
   have  their  elevators  inspected  annually.  Requires the owner of an      
   elevator to notify  the  State  elevator  inspector  of  any  accident      
   involving  an  elevator that causes personal injury or property damage      
   in excess of $1,000.  Allows the owner of a conveyance located in  his      
   or  her private residence to register the conveyance, pay the required      
   fee, and have the conveyance inspected.  Allows  local  regulation  of      
   elevators,  but restricts the concurrent exercise of home rule powers.      
   Repeals the Act 10 years after its effective date.                          
   FEB-08-2002  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-08-2002  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-08-2002  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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