Introduced by Representative Obuchowski of Rockingham
Subject: Public safety; labor; elevator safety
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to: (1) transfer the elevator safety review board from the department of public safety to the department of labor; (2) expand the elevator safety review board to 10 members; and (3) raise the fees for elevator reinspections.
AN ACT RELATING TO ELEVATOR SAFETY
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 21 V.S.A. § 141(b) is amended to read:
(b) For the purposes of this subchapter:
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means the commissioner of
public safety labor or the
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means the department of
public safety labor.
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Sec. 2. 21 V.S.A. § 144(a) is amended to read:
elevator safety review board is established within the department, and shall
five ten members, one of whom shall be the
commissioner or the commissioner's designee, and four nine members
to be appointed by the governor as follows: one representative from a major
elevator manufacturing company; one representative from an elevator servicing
company; an owner or manager of a multistoried building, in which a convenyance
conveyance is installed; and an individual who actually installs,
maintains, and repairs conveyances; a private sector elevator
inspector; an engineer licensed in this state; an elevator mechanic licensed in
this state; one representative from an insurance company; and one member of the
public. The members appointed by the governor shall be appointed for
staggered terms of three years, and shall be entitled to compensation and
expenses as provided in 32 V.S.A. § 1010.
Sec. 3. 21 V.S.A. § 152(b) is amended and (f) is added to read:
conveyance subject to this subchapter shall be inspected
three years by an elevator inspector or state employed tramway inspector.
For an initial inspection, an inspector may charge a fee not to exceed $170.00
per hour and $500.00 for each inspection. An For renewal
inspections, an inspector may charge a fee not to exceed $100.00 for each
inspection. The inspector shall notify the department if a conveyance is found
to be in violation of this subchapter or any rule adopted under this
(f) An inspector may properly determine that a conveyance is in compliance with this subchapter if it operates in a safe manner despite its failure to meet certain current design standards.
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