senate Bill S2917A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators

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Jan 27, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Jun 17, 2013 print number 2917c
amend and recommit to finance
Jun 13, 2013 print number 2917b
Jun 13, 2013 amend and recommit to finance
Jun 03, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Apr 08, 2013 print number 2917a
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Jan 25, 2013 referred to labor

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S2917 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5233A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 32 §§925 - 933, Lab L; add §97-llll, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A8359B, S7026A

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Requires the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators and other automatic people moving devices and creates the New York state elevator safety and standards board and the elevator and related conveyances safety program account.

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BILL NUMBER:S2917

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law and the state finance law,
in relation to requiring the licensing of persons engaged in the design,
construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of eleva-
tors and other automated people moving devices

PURPOSE: To reduce unsafe elevator hazards by requiring proper training
of persons employed to design, construct, inspect, maintain, alter and
repair elevators and other automated people moving conveyances and
requiring the licensing of individuals involved in elevator projects.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the Labor Law by adding a new article 32: ELEVATORS
AND OTHER CONVEYANCES; LICENSING which consists of sections 925-932.

Section 925: Legislative findings and declaration.

Section 926: Application. Describes the types of equipment covered under
this article.

Section 927: Definitions. Defines the terms used in this article.

Section 928: Licensing, permit, registration and compliance require-
ments. Requires licenses and permits to engage in the erection,
construction, alteration, replacement, or maintenance of an elevator.

Section 929: License and permit procedure. All applications for elevator
contractor's, elevator mechanic's, and elevator inspector's licenses and
required permits shall be submitted in writing on forms furnished by the
Commissioner of Labor and shall contain such information as the Commis-
sioner may require.

Section 930: Qualifications, training and continuing education.
Provides for necessary qualifications, training and continuing education
of those engaged in the erection, construction, alteration, replacement,
or maintenance of an elevator.

Applicants for an elevator mechanic's license must demonstrate one of
the following qualifications: (A) an acceptable combination of docu-
mented experience and education credits consisting of (1) not less than
four year's work experience in the construction, maintenance and service
repair of-elevators, as verified by current and previous employers and
(2) satisfactory completion of a written examination administered by the
Department on the most recent national, state, and local conveyances
codes and standards; or (B) acceptable proof that he or she has worked
on elevator construction, maintenance or repair with direct and immedi-
ate supervision in this state for a period of not less than four years
immediately prior to the effective date of this article provided that
such applicant shall file their application within one year of the

effective date of this article; or (C) a certificate of successful
completion and successfully passing the mechanic examination of a
nationally recognized training program for the elevator industry; or (D)
a certificate of successful completion of the Joint Apprentice and
Training Committee of the Elevator Industry of Local 3, IBEW, EE Divi-
sion Training Program or an apprenticeship program for elevator mechan-
ics having standards substantially equal to those of this chapter and
registered with the bureau of apprenticeship and training, U.S. Depart-
ment of Labor or a state apprenticeship council.

Applicants for an elevator contractor's license must demonstrate to the
Commissioner that such elevator contractor employs licensed elevator
mechanics and have proof of compliance with insurance requirements.
Applicants for an elevator inspector's license must demonstrate to the
satisfaction of the Commissioner that such applicant meets or exceeds
the current national standards for elevator inspectors. The renewal of
all licenses shall be conditioned upon the completion of continuing
education.

Section 931: Powers of the commissioner. The Commissioner shall have the
authority to inspect, or cause to be inspected, ongoing or completed
conveyances projects, issue notices of violations, suspend or revoke
licenses or permits. or impose penalties for non-compliance with the
provisions of this article. Additionally. the

Commissioner shall promulgate such rules and regulations as he or she
deems necessary and proper to effectuate the purposes and provisions of
this article and otherwise make appropriate orders with respect to the
repair and construction of elevators.

Section 932: New York State elevator safety and standards board.
Creates the New York State Elevator Safety and Standards Board which
will consist of nine (9) members of which three (3) each are appointed
by the Governor, Speaker of the Assembly and Temporary President of the
Senate.

Section 933: Exempt persons. Provides that this article shall not be
construed to apply to the practice, conduct, activities, or services by
a person licensed practice architecture or engineering.

Section 2: Amends the State Finance Law by adding a new section 97-1111
which creates the Elevator and related conveyances safety program
account and provides that the account shall be utilized to implement the
provisions of this law.

Section 3: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The use of unsafe and defective elevators and other
automated people moving conveyances expose employees and the public to
unsafe conditions and create substantial likelihood of serious injury.
The improper and uninformed manner in which some contractors and their
employees design, construct, inspect, maintain, alter and repair such

conveyances creates an unnecessary, and preventable, health and safety
risk to employees arid the public. In New York, one of the most notable
instances of an elevator death is that of Suzanne Hart, a Manhattan
advertising executive, in 2011. Suzanne was crushed when she tried to
walk onto the elevator at her place of work and it suddenly shot upward,
killing her instantly.

Even since the close of the last legislative session, there have been
multiple deaths and injuries related to elevator malfunctions. Recent-
ly, in Mount Vernon, NY, a 12-year-old boy was injured after falling
into an elevator shaft when the closed elevator doors gave out under his
weight. In Schenectady, NY, a restaurant owner died after being wedged
beneath a dumbwaiter that was being repaired. In Washington Heights, a
building supervisor was injured after a elevator slid down and struck
him while he was working near an elevator shaft in the building. These
are only a few instances in an array of devastating and preventable
injuries and deaths. The purpose of this bill is to protect the public
and prevent injury, by requiring proper training of persons employed to
design, construct, inspect, maintain, alter and repair elevators, or
other automated people moving conveyances, and by requiring the licens-
ing of contractors and the certification of individuals involved in
elevator and other automated people moving conveyances projects.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7026-A of 2012: Died in Senate Finance Commit-
tee, Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None anticipated.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth
day after it shall have become law, provided, however, that effective
immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regu-
lations necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective
date, and the appointment of the board, are authorized and directed to
be established, made and completed on or before such effective date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2917

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BONACIC, SAVINO, ADDABBO, BOYLE, FLANAGAN, FUSCHIL-
  LO,  GOLDEN,  GRISANTI,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  KRUEGER,  LANZA,   LARKIN,
  MARTINS,  MAZIARZ, O'BRIEN, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAMPSON -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Labor

AN  ACT to amend the labor law and the state finance law, in relation to
  requiring  the  licensing  of   persons   engaged   in   the   design,
  construction,  inspection,  maintenance,  alteration,  and  repair  of
  elevators and other automated people moving devices

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 32 to read
as follows:
                                ARTICLE 32
               ELEVATORS AND OTHER CONVEYANCES; LICENSING
SECTION 925. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.
        926. APPLICATION.
        927. DEFINITIONS.
        928. LICENSING,  PERMIT,  REGISTRATION  AND  COMPLIANCE REQUIRE-
               MENTS.
        929. LICENSE AND PERMIT PROCEDURE.
        930. QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION.
        931. POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER.
        932. NEW YORK STATE ELEVATOR SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD.
        933. EXEMPT PERSONS.
  S 925. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.  THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY
FINDS THAT THE USE OF UNSAFE AND DEFECTIVE ELEVATORS AND OTHER AUTOMATED
PEOPLE MOVING CONVEYANCES MAY EXPOSE THE PUBLIC TO UNSAFE CONDITIONS AND
INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT IMPROPER DESIGN,
CONSTRUCTION,  MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF SUCH CONVEYANCES IS PREVENTABLE
BY REQUIRING PROPER TRAINING OF PERSONS  EMPLOYED  TO  PERFORM  WORK  ON

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00730-02-3

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ELEVATORS AND OTHER AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVING CONVEYANCES AND BY REQUIRING
THE  LICENSING  OF  CONTRACTORS  AND  THE  CERTIFICATION  OF INDIVIDUALS
INVOLVED IN ELEVATOR  AND  OTHER  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE  MOVING  CONVEYANCES
PROJECTS.
  NOTHING  IN  THIS  ARTICLE  IS  INTENDED  TO CREATE, EXPAND, DIMINISH,
LIMIT, IMPAIR, OR SUPERSEDE ANY RIGHTS UNDER CURRENT LAW, RULE, OR REGU-
LATION, OR RESULTING FROM A DETERMINATION OF A  COURT  OR  THE  NATIONAL
LABOR  RELATIONS  BOARD  WITH  REGARD TO BUILDING TRADES AND THE WORK OF
SUCH BUILDING TRADE. NOR IS IT INTENDED TO ABROGATE ANY RIGHTS OR DUTIES
UNDER ANY CONTRACT WITH REGARD TO BUILDING TRADES AND THE WORK  OF  SUCH
BUILDING TRADE.
  S  926.  APPLICATION. 1. THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, ERECTION, INSTALLA-
TION, INSPECTION, TESTING, MAINTENANCE, ALTERATION, SERVICE, AND  REPAIR
OF THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT ARE COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE:
  (A)  HOISTING  AND LOWERING MECHANISMS EQUIPPED WITH A CAR OR PLATFORM
WHICH MOVES BETWEEN TWO OR MORE LANDINGS. THIS EQUIPMENT  INCLUDES,  BUT
IS NOT LIMITED TO ELEVATORS, PLATFORM LIFTS AND STAIRWAY CHAIR LIFTS;
  (B)  POWER  DRIVEN STAIRWAYS AND WALKWAYS FOR CARRYING PERSONS BETWEEN
LANDINGS.  THIS EQUIPMENT INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT  LIMITED  TO,  ESCALATORS
AND MOVING WALKS;
  (C) HOISTING AND LOWERING MECHANISMS EQUIPPED WITH A CAR, WHICH SERVES
TWO  OR  MORE  LANDINGS AND IS RESTRICTED TO THE CARRYING OF MATERIAL BY
ITS LIMITED SIZE OR LIMITED ACCESS TO THE CAR. THIS EQUIPMENT  INCLUDES,
BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DUMBWAITERS, MATERIAL LIFTS, AND DUMBWAITERS WITH
AUTOMATIC   TRANSFER   DEVICES   AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  NINE  HUNDRED
TWENTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE; AND
  (D) AUTOMATIC GUIDED TRANSIT VEHICLES ON GUIDEWAYS WITH  AN  EXCLUSIVE
RIGHT  OF  WAY.   THIS EQUIPMENTS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, AUTO-
MATED PEOPLE MOVERS.
  2. THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE:
  (A) MATERIAL HOISTS;
  (B) MANLIFTS;
  (C) MOBILE SCAFFOLDS, TOWERS, AND PLATFORMS;
  (D) POWERED PLATFORMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR  MAINTE-
NANCE;
  (E) CONVEYOR AND RELATED EQUIPMENT;
  (F) CRANES, DERRICKS, HOISTS, HOOKS, JACKS AND SLINGS;
  (G) INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS;
  (H) PORTABLE  EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT FOR PORTABLE ESCALATORS;
  (I)  TIERING  AND  PILING  MACHINES USED TO MOVE MATERIALS TO AND FROM
STORAGE LOCATED AND OPERATING ENTIRELY WITHIN ONE STORY;
  (J) EQUIPMENT FOR FEEDING OR POSITIONING MATERIALS INCLUDING, BUT  NOT
LIMITED TO, MACHINE TOOLS AND PRINTING PRESSES;
  (K) SKIP OR FURNACE HOISTS;
  (L) WHARF RAMPS;
  (M) RAILROAD CAR LIFTS OR DUMPERS;
  (N)  LINE  JACKS,  FALSE  CARS, SHAFTERS, MOVING PLATFORMS AND SIMILAR
EQUIPMENT USED FOR INSTALLING AN ELEVATOR BY A  CONTRACTOR  LICENSED  IN
THIS STATE.
  3.  THE  LICENSING,  PERMITTING  AND  CERTIFICATION PROVISIONS OF THIS
ARTICLE SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE OWNERS OR LESSEES OF  PRIVATE  RESIDENCES
WHO  DESIGN,  ERECT, CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ALTER, REPAIR, SERVICE OR MAIN-
TAIN CONVEYANCES THAT ARE LOCATED OR WILL BE LOCATED IN  SUCH  OWNER  OR
LESSEE'S  PRIVATE RESIDENCE. HOWEVER, ANY PERSON HIRED TO DESIGN, ERECT,
CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ALTER, REPAIR, SERVICE,  MAINTAIN,  OR  PERFORM  ANY

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OTHER  WORK  RELATED TO SUCH CONVEYANCES MUST COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS ARTICLE.
  4.  NO  LICENSE  SHALL  BE  REQUIRED FOR THE REMOVAL OR DISMANTLING OF
CONVEYANCES.
  5. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE RULES ADOPTED PURSUANT THER-
ETO SHALL BE THE MINIMUM  STANDARD  REQUIRED  AND  SHALL  SUPERSEDE  ANY
SPECIAL  LAW  OR  LOCAL  ORDINANCE  INCONSISTENT THEREWITH, AND NO LOCAL
ORDINANCE INCONSISTENT THEREWITH SHALL BE ADOPTED,  BUT  NOTHING  HEREIN
CONTAINED SHALL PREVENT THE ENACTMENT BY LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE OF ADDI-
TIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS.
  S 927. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
  1.  "AUTOMATED  PEOPLE  MOVER"  MEANS A GUIDED TRANSIT MODE WITH FULLY
AUTOMATED OPERATION, FEATURING VEHICLES THAT OPERATE ON  GUIDEWAYS  WITH
EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-OF-WAY.
  2.  "BOARD"  MEANS  THE  NEW  YORK STATE ELEVATOR SAFETY AND STANDARDS
BOARD ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE.
  3. "CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  THAT  INDICATES  THAT THE ELEVATOR OR RELATED CONVEYANCE HAS HAD
THE REQUIRED SAFETY INSPECTION AND TESTS AND THAT THE FEES  REQUIRED  BY
THIS ARTICLE HAVE BEEN PAID.
  4. "TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE
COMMISSIONER WHICH PERMITS THE TEMPORARY USE OF A NON-COMPLIANT ELEVATOR
OR  RELATED  CONVEYANCE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR A LIMITED TIME, NOT TO
EXCEED THIRTY DAYS, WHILE MINOR REPAIRS ARE BEING COMPLETED.
  5. "CONVEYANCE" MEANS  ANY  ELEVATOR,  DUMBWAITER,  ESCALATOR,  MOVING
SIDEWALK,  PLATFORM  LIFTS,  STAIRWAY  CHAIRLIFTS  AND  AUTOMATED PEOPLE
MOVERS.
  6. "DORMANT ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, OR ESCALATOR" MEANS AN  INSTALLATION
PLACED  OUT  OF  SERVICE  UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES: (A) WHEN AN
INSTALLATION'S POWER HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED  AND  (I)  WHEN  AN  ELECTRIC
ELEVATOR,  DUMBWAITER, OR MATERIAL LIFT WHOSE SUSPENSION ROPES HAVE BEEN
REMOVED, WHOSE CAR AND COUNTERWEIGHT REST AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOISTWAY,
AND WHOSE HOISTWAY DOORS HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY BARRICADED OR  SEALED  IN
THE  CLOSED POSITION ON THE HOISTWAY SIDE; OR (II) A HYDRAULIC ELEVATOR,
DUMBWAITER, OR MATERIAL LIFT WHOSE CAR RESTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOIST-
WAY AND WHOSE DOORS ARE PERMANENTLY BARRICADED OR SEALED;  OR  (III)  AN
ESCALATOR OR MOVING WALK WHOSE ENTRANCES HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY BARRICAD-
ED;  OR  (B)  AS  DETERMINED BY STATE OR LOCAL LAW, CODE, RULE, OR REGU-
LATIONS.
  7. "ELEVATOR" MEANS A HOISTING AND LOWERING MECHANISM, EQUIPPED WITH A
CAR, THAT MOVES WITHIN GUIDES AND SERVES TWO OR MORE LANDINGS.
  8. "ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR" MEANS, A PUBLIC CORPORATION, OR INSTRUMENTAL-
ITY OF A PUBLIC CORPORATION, SELF-EMPLOYED PERSON,  COMPANY,  UNINCORPO-
RATED  ASSOCIATION, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, CORPO-
RATION, OR ANY OTHER ENTITY, OR ANY OWNER OR  OPERATOR  OF  ANY  OF  THE
FOREGOING  ENTITIES,  WHO  POSSESSES AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT AND
NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THIS ARTICLE AND IS ENGAGED IN THE  BUSINESS
OF  DESIGNING,  ERECTING, CONSTRUCTING, INSTALLING, ALTERING, REPAIRING,
SERVICING OR MAINTAINING ELEVATORS  OR  OTHER  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE  MOVING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  9.  "ELEVATOR  HELPER/APPRENTICE/ASSISTANT  MECHANIC" MEANS ANY PERSON
WHO WORKS UNDER THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF A LICENSED ELEVATOR MECHANIC.
  10. "ELEVATOR INSPECTOR" MEANS ANY PERSON WHO  POSSESSES  AN  ELEVATOR
INSPECTOR'S LICENSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.

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  11.  "ELEVATOR  MECHANIC"  MEANS  ANY PERSON WHO POSSESSES AN ELEVATOR
MECHANIC'S LICENSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  12. "ESCALATOR" MEANS POWER-DRIVEN, INCLINED, CONTINUOUS STAIRWAY USED
FOR RAISING OR LOWERING PASSENGERS.
  13.  "EXISTING  INSTALLATION"  MEANS  AN  INSTALLATION  THAT  HAS BEEN
COMPLETED OR IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE  OF  THIS
ARTICLE.
  14. "LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE DULY ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER, AUTHOR-
IZING  THE  DESIGN,  ERECTION,  CONSTRUCTION,  INSTALLATION, ALTERATION,
REPAIR, SERVICE,  MAINTENANCE,  OR  INSPECTION  OF  ELEVATORS  OR  OTHER
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  15. "ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH ENTITLES THE
HOLDER  THEREOF  TO  ENGAGE  IN  THE  BUSINESS  OF  DESIGNING, ERECTING,
CONSTRUCTING, INSTALLING, ALTERING, REPAIRING, SERVICING OR  MAINTAINING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  16.  "ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH ENTITLES THE
HOLDER THEREOF TO ENGAGE  IN  THE  BUSINESS  OF  INSPECTING  OR  TESTING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  17.  "ELEVATOR  MECHANIC'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH ENTITLES THE
HOLDER THEREOF TO INSTALL,  CONSTRUCT,  ALTER,  SERVICE,  REPAIR,  TEST,
MAINTAIN,  AND  PERFORM  WORK  ON  CONVEYANCES OR OTHER AUTOMATED PEOPLE
MOVERS COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  18. "MOVING WALK/SIDEWALK" MEANS A TYPE OF  PASSENGER-CARRYING  DEVICE
ON  WHICH  PASSENGERS STAND OR WALK, AND IN WHICH THE PASSENGER-CARRYING
SURFACE REMAINS PARALLEL TO ITS DIRECTION  OF  MOTION  AND  IS  UNINTER-
RUPTED.
  19.  "PERMIT" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER PRIOR TO THE
COMMENCEMENT  OF  WORK  THAT  PERMITS  A  CONVEYANCE  TO   BE   ERECTED,
CONSTRUCTED,  INSTALLED,  OR ALTERED UNDER PLANS APPROVED BY THE COMMIS-
SIONER PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  20. "PERSON" MEANS ANY NATURAL PERSON.
  21. "PRIVATE RESIDENCE" MEANS A SEPARATE DWELLING OR A SEPARATE APART-
MENT IN A MULTIPLE DWELLING, WHICH IS OCCUPIED BY MEMBERS  OF  A  SINGLE
FAMILY UNIT.
  22.  "REPAIR"  MEANS  RECONDITIONING  OR RENEWAL OF PARTS, COMPONENTS,
AND/OR SUBSYSTEMS NECESSARY TO KEEP EQUIPMENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH  APPLI-
CABLE CODE REQUIREMENTS.
  23.  "ALTERATION"  MEANS ANY CHANGE TO EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING ITS PARTS,
COMPONENTS,  AND/OR  SUBSYSTEMS,  OTHER  THAN  MAINTENANCE,  REPAIR,  OR
REPLACEMENT.
  24.  "DESIGN"  MEANS THE ACT OR PROCESS OF PLANNING THE REPAIR, ALTER-
ATION OR CONSTRUCTION OF ANY CONVEYANCE.
  25. "CONSTRUCTION" MEANS  THE  ACT  OR  PROCESS  OF  CONSTRUCTING  ANY
CONVEYANCE.
  26.  "INSPECTION"  MEANS A CRITICAL EXAMINATION, OBSERVATION OR EVALU-
ATION OF QUALITY AND CODE COMPLIANCE OF ANY CONVEYANCE.
  27. "TESTING" MEANS A PROCESS OR TRIAL OF OPERATION OF ANY CONVEYANCE.
  28. "MAINTENANCE" MEANS A PROCESS OF ROUTINE EXAMINATION, LUBRICATION,
CLEANING, AND ADJUSTMENT OF PARTS, COMPONENTS, AND/OR SUBSYSTEMS FOR THE
PURPOSE OF ENSURING PERFORMANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY  APPLICABLE  CODE
REQUIREMENTS.
  29.  "SERVICE  OR SERVICING" MEANS A SERVICE CALL OR OTHER UNSCHEDULED
VISIT, NOT INCLUDING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OR A REPAIR,  FROM  A  LICENSED
ELEVATOR  MECHANIC TO TROUBLESHOOT, ADJUST OR REPAIR AN IMPROPERLY FUNC-
TIONING OR AN OTHERWISE SHUT DOWN CONVEYANCE.

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  30. "TEMPORARILY DORMANT ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, OR ESCALATOR" MEANS  AN
INSTALLATION  TEMPORARILY  PLACED  OUT  OF  SERVICE  UNDER THE FOLLOWING
CIRCUMSTANCES: (A) (I) WHEN SUCH INSTALLATION'S POWER  SUPPLY  HAS  BEEN
DISCONNECTED;  AND  (II)  THE CAR IS PARKED AND ANY DOORS ARE CLOSED AND
LATCHED;  AND  (III) A WIRE SEAL IS INSTALLED ON THE MAINLINE DISCONNECT
SWITCH BY A LICENSED ELEVATOR INSPECTOR; OR (B) AS DETERMINED  BY  STATE
OR LOCAL LAW, CODE, RULE, OR REGULATION.
  31. "ERECT" MEANS TO VERTICALLY CONSTRUCT OR CONNECT ANY CONVEYANCE OR
PART OR SYSTEM THEREOF.
  32.  "INSTALLATION"  INSTALL  MEANS  TO PLACE OR FIX ANY CONVEYANCE OR
PART OR SYSTEM THEREOF, IN POSITION FOR OPERATION.
  TEMPORARILY DORMANT INSTALLATIONS SHALL NOT BE USED UNTIL SUCH INSTAL-
LATION HAS BEEN RESTORED TO A SAFE RUNNING ORDER  AND  IS  IN  CONDITION
SUITABLE  FOR  USE  IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS, CODES, RULES
AND REGULATIONS. SUCH TEMPORARILY DORMANT INSTALLATION SHALL BE  SUBJECT
TO  CONTINUED  INSPECTIONS FOR THE DURATION OF THE "TEMPORARILY DORMANT"
STATUS BY A LICENSED ELEVATOR INSPECTOR. SUCH  INSPECTOR  SHALL  FILE  A
REPORT WITH THE COMMISSIONER DESCRIBING THE CONDITIONS OF SUCH TEMPORAR-
ILY  DORMANT INSTALLATION. THE REPORT SHALL BE FILED ANNUALLY OR MORE OR
LESS FREQUENT AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.  "TEMPORARILY  DORMANT"
STATUS  SHALL  BE  RENEWABLE  ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED A
FIVE-YEAR PERIOD.
  NO PERSON SHALL REMOVE THE WIRE SEAL AND PADLOCK FOR ANY PURPOSE WITH-
OUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE ELEVATOR INSPECTOR.
  S 928. LICENSING, PERMIT, REGISTRATION AND COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS. 1.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR  IN  SUBDIVISIONS  THREE  AND  FOUR  OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF THIS ARTICLE FOR ANY ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO DESIGN, ERECT, CONSTRUCT,
INSTALL,  ALTER, REPLACE, SERVICE, OR MAINTAIN, ANY CONVEYANCE CONTAINED
WITHIN BUILDINGS OR  STRUCTURES  IN  THIS  STATE  UNLESS  SUCH  ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR HOLDS AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE.
  2.  EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FOUR OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF THIS ARTICLE FOR ANY PERSON TO WIRE ANY CONVEYANCE, FROM THE MAINLINE
FEEDER TERMINALS ON THE CONTROLLER, IN THIS STATE UNLESS SUCH PERSON HAS
AN ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S LICENSE AND IS WORKING UNDER  THE  DIRECT  SUPER-
VISION  OF  A  LICENSED ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. NO
OTHER LICENSE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS WORK, EXCLUDING  THE  INSTALLA-
TION OF BRANCH CIRCUITS AND WIRING TERMINATIONS FOR MACHINE ROOM AND PIT
LIGHTING,  RECEPTACLES  AND HVAC AS DESCRIBED IN THE NFPA NATIONAL ELEC-
TRIC CODE 620.23 AND 620.24 AS WELL  AS  FIRE  AND  HEAT  DETECTORS  AND
ALARMS,  MAY  BE  PERFORMED  BY A LICENSED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.  ADDI-
TIONALLY, WITHIN NEW YORK CITY, THE INSTALLATION OF BRANCH CIRCUITS  AND
WIRING  TERMINATIONS  FOR  THE  CAR  FAN,  LIGHTS  AND  RECEPTACLES,  AS
DESCRIBED IN THE NFPA NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE 620.22, AND  INTERCOMS  AND
VOICE  COMMUNICATIONS AS WELL AS SIGNAL EQUIPMENT OR SYSTEMS, AS DEFINED
IN NFPA ARTICLE 620.2, THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH  THE  OPERA-
TION  OR  SAFETY OF ANY CONVEYANCE, MAY BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED ELEC-
TRICAL CONTRACTOR.
  3. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  SECTION
NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF THIS
ARTICLE  FOR  ANY PERSON TO INSPECT OR TEST ANY CONVEYANCE WITHIN BUILD-
INGS OR STRUCTURES UNLESS SUCH  PERSON  HOLDS  AN  ELEVATOR  INSPECTOR'S
LICENSE.
  4.  EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FOUR OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION

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OF THIS  ARTICLE  FOR  ANY  ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR  TO  ERECT,  CONSTRUCT,
INSTALL, OR ALTER CONVEYANCES WITHIN BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES WITHIN THIS
STATE  UNLESS  A  PERMIT  THEREFOR  HAS  BEEN ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER
BEFORE  WORK  IS COMMENCED. NO PERMIT SHALL BE ISSUED EXCEPT TO A PERSON
HOLDING A VALID ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE. A  COPY  OF  SUCH  PERMIT
SHALL BE KEPT AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE AT ALL TIMES WHILE THE WORK IS IN
PROGRESS.
  5.  EXCEPT  AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE,  ALL  NEW  CONVEYANCE  INSTALLATIONS
SHALL  BE  PERFORMED  BY AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR LICENSED TO INSTALL SUCH
CONVEYANCE. SUBSEQUENT TO INSTALLATION,  THE  ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR  MUST
CERTIFY  COMPLIANCE  TO THE COMMISSIONER WITH THE APPLICABLE SECTIONS OF
THIS ARTICLE AS WELL AS ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW,  RULE,  REGULATION  OR
CODE.    PRIOR  TO  SUCH  CONVEYANCES  BEING USED, THE PROPERTY OWNER OR
LESSEE MUST OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION FROM THE  COMMISSIONER.  A
FEE, AS SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE PAID FOR SUCH CERTIFICATE OF
OPERATION,  HOWEVER,  NO  SUCH  FEE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR CONVEYANCES IN
PRIVATE RESIDENCES. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF  THE  LICENSED  ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR  TO  COMPLETE AND SUBMIT REGISTRATIONS FOR NEW INSTALLATIONS.
A CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION SHALL BE  VALID  FOR  ONE  YEAR,  EXCEPT  FOR
CERTIFICATES  ISSUED  FOR  PLATFORM  AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE
RESIDENCES, WHICH SHALL BE VALID FOR A PERIOD OF  THREE  YEARS.  CERTIF-
ICATES  OF  OPERATION MUST BE CLEARLY AND CONSPICUOUSLY DISPLAYED ON, IN
OR AROUND EACH CONVEYANCE AND BE ACCESSIBLE TO  THE  STATE  OR  LOCALITY
INSPECTING OR ENFORCING ANY APPLICABLE LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CODE.
  6.  EXCEPT  AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, THE  CERTIFICATE  OF  OPERATION  FOR
NEWLY INSTALLED PLATFORM LIFTS AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE RESI-
DENCES  SHALL  BE  ISSUED ONLY SUBSEQUENT TO AN INSPECTION BY A LICENSED
THIRD PARTY INSPECTION FIRM. THE CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION  FEE  FOR  ALL
NEW AND EXISTING PLATFORM AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE RESIDENCES
AND  ANY  RENEWAL  CERTIFICATE FEES ARE HEREBY WAIVED. THE INSPECTION OF
PRIVATE RESIDENCE PLATFORM AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS SHALL BE DONE AT  THE
REQUEST AND CONSENT OF THE PRIVATE RESIDENCE'S OWNER OR LESSEES.
  7.  IT  SHALL  BE  THE  RESPONSIBILITY OF LICENSEES TO ENSURE THAT THE
INSTALLATION, SERVICE OR MAINTENANCE  OF  CONVEYANCES  IS  PERFORMED  IN
COMPLIANCE WITH EXISTING STATE AND LOCAL BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE CODES.
  S  929.  LICENSE  AND  PERMIT PROCEDURE. ALL APPLICATIONS FOR ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR'S, ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S, AND ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSES AND
REQUIRED PERMITS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO  THE  DEPARTMENT  IN  WRITING  ON
FORMS  FURNISHED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER AND SHALL CONTAIN THE INFORMATION
SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AS WELL AS ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT THE
COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE. THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ALSO  SET  FEES  FOR
LICENSING AND PERMITTING UNDER THIS SECTION.
  1.  APPLICATIONS  FOR  LICENSES. EVERY APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE UNDER
THIS ARTICLE SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) THE NAME, RESIDENCE ADDRESS AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT;
  (B) THE NUMBER OF YEARS THE APPLICANT HAS ENGAGED IN THE  BUSINESS  OR
PRACTICE  OF  DESIGNING, CONSTRUCTING, ERECTING, INSTALLING, INSPECTING,
TESTING, REPAIRING,  ALTERING,  MAINTAINING,  OR  SERVICING  CONVEYANCES
COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE;
  (C)  THE  APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF PERSONS, IF ANY, TO BE EMPLOYED BY THE
APPLICANT FOR AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE;
  (D) EVIDENCE THAT THE APPLICANT IS  OR  WILL  BE  COVERED  BY  GENERAL
LIABILITY, PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE INSURANCE; AND
  (E) ANY OTHER INFORMATION WHICH THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE.

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  UPON  APPROVAL  OF AN APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
ISSUE SUCH LICENSE WHICH SHALL BE VALID FOR TWO YEARS. THE FEES FOR SUCH
LICENSE AND RENEWAL THEREOF SHALL BE SET BY THE COMMISSIONER. ANY DENIAL
FOR SUCH APPLICATION SHALL SET FORTH THE REASONS THEREFOR.
  2.  APPLICATION FOR PERMITS. EVERY APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT UNDER THIS
ARTICLE SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) COPIES OF THE  SPECIFICATIONS  AND  ACCURATELY  SCALED  AND  FULLY
DIMENSIONED  PLANS  SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE INSTALLATION IN RELATION
TO THE PLANS AND ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING;
  (B) THE LOCATION OF  THE  MACHINERY  ROOM  AND  THE  EQUIPMENT  TO  BE
INSTALLED, RELOCATED OR ALTERED;
  (C) ALL STRUCTURAL SUPPORTING MEMBERS THEREOF, INCLUDING FOUNDATIONS;
  (D)  A  LIST  OF  ALL  MATERIALS  TO  BE  EMPLOYED AND ALL LOADS TO BE
SUPPORTED AND CONVEYED;
  (E) ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE TO  ENSURE
THAT  SUCH PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUFFICIENTLY COMPLETE AND ILLUS-
TRATE ALL DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN; AND
  (F) ANY REQUIRED PERMITTING FEES, WHICH ARE  SUBJECT  TO  RETURN  UPON
DENIAL OF A PERMIT APPLICATION.
  UPON  APPROVAL  OF  AN APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
ISSUE SUCH PERMIT. SUCH PERMIT SHALL STATE THE TIME BY  WHICH  THE  WORK
SHALL  COMMENCE AND ALSO WHEN SUCH PERMIT EXPIRES. IF AFTER THE WORK HAS
BEEN STARTED, WORK IS SUSPENDED OR ABANDONED FOR A PERIOD OF SIXTY DAYS,
OR SUCH SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY  SPECIFY  AT  THE
TIME  THE PERMIT IS ISSUED, THE PERMIT SHALL EXPIRE.  UPON EXPIRATION OF
A PERMIT FOR WHICH WORK HAS NOT BEEN  COMPLETED,  THE  COMMISSIONER  MAY
EXTEND SUCH PERMIT.
  3.  LICENSING  AND PERMITTING EXEMPTIONS. WHENEVER AN EMERGENCY EXISTS
IN THIS STATE DUE TO A DISASTER  OR  ACT  OF  GOD,  WHICH  IMPERILS  THE
HEALTH,  SAFETY  OR  WELFARE OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS AND PLACING
SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS IN IMMINENT DANGER OF INJURY OR DEATH AND
THE NUMBER OF PERSONS IN THE STATE HOLDING LICENSES GRANTED BY THE BOARD
IS INSUFFICIENT TO COPE WITH SUCH EMERGENCY, ANY PERSON CERTIFIED  BY  A
LICENSED  ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO HAVE AN ACCEPTABLE COMBINATION OF DOCU-
MENTED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION TO PERFORM ELEVATOR WORK WITH DIRECT AND
IMMEDIATE  SUPERVISION  SHALL  SEEK  AN  EMERGENCY  ELEVATOR  MECHANIC'S
LICENSE FROM THE COMMISSIONER WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS AFTER COMMENCING
WORK REQUIRING A LICENSE.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE EMERGENCY ELEVA-
TOR  MECHANIC'S  LICENSES  TO  ADDRESS  THE  EMERGENCY  THAT EXISTS. THE
LICENSED ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR SHALL FURNISH PROOF OF  COMPETENCY  AS  THE
COMMISSIONER  MAY  REQUIRE.  EACH  SUCH  LICENSE SHALL RECITE THAT IT IS
VALID FOR A PERIOD OF FIFTEEN DAYS FROM THE DATE THEREOF  AND  FOR  SUCH
PARTICULAR  ELEVATORS  OR  GEOGRAPHICAL  AREAS  AS  THE COMMISSIONER MAY
DESIGNATE TO ADDRESS THE EMERGENCY SITUATION AND OTHERWISE SHALL ENTITLE
THE LICENSEE TO THE RIGHTS AND  PRIVILEGES  OF  AN  ELEVATOR  MECHANIC'S
LICENSE  ISSUED  IN THIS ARTICLE.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL RENEW AN EMER-
GENCY ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S LICENSE DURING THE EXISTENCE OF  AN  EMERGENCY
AS NEEDED. NO FEE SHALL BE CHARGED FOR ANY EMERGENCY ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S
LICENSE OR RENEWAL THEREOF.
  S  930.  QUALIFICATIONS,  TRAINING  AND  CONTINUING  EDUCATION.  1. NO
LICENSE SHALL BE GRANTED TO ANY PERSON WHO HAS  NOT  PAID  THE  REQUIRED
APPLICATION  FEE  AND  DEMONSTRATED HIS OR HER QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILI-
TIES. APPLICANTS FOR A MECHANIC'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE  ONE  OF  THE
FOLLOWING  QUALIFICATIONS:  (A)  AN ACCEPTABLE COMBINATION OF DOCUMENTED
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION CREDITS CONSISTING OF (I) NOT  LESS  THAN  FOUR
YEARS  WORK  EXPERIENCE  IN  THE  CONSTRUCTION,  MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE

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REPAIR OF ELEVATORS, AS VERIFIED BY CURRENT AND PREVIOUS  EMPLOYERS  AND
(II)  SATISFACTORY  COMPLETION OF A WRITTEN EXAMINATION, ADMINISTERED BY
THE COMMISSIONER, ON THE MOST RECENT NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL  CONVEY-
ANCES CODES AND STANDARDS; OR
  (B)   ACCEPTABLE   PROOF  THAT  HE  OR  SHE  HAS  WORKED  ON  ELEVATOR
CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR WITH  DIRECT  AND  IMMEDIATE  SUPER-
VISION IN THIS STATE FOR A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN FOUR YEARS IMMEDIATE-
LY  PRIOR  TO  THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF THIS ARTICLE, PROVIDED THAT SUCH
APPLICANT SHALL FILE SUCH APPLICATION WITHIN ONE YEAR OF  THE  EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS ARTICLE; OR
  (C)  A  CERTIFICATE  OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION AND SUCCESSFULLY PASSING
THE MECHANIC EXAMINATION OF A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TRAINING PROGRAM FOR
THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NATIONAL ELEVA-
TOR INDUSTRY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OR ITS EQUIVALENT; OR
  (D) CERTIFICATE OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE JOINT  APPRENTICE  AND
TRAINING  COMMITTEE  OF THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY OF LOCAL 3, IBEW, EE DIVI-
SION TRAINING PROGRAM OR AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR ELEVATOR  MECHAN-
ICS,  HAVING STANDARDS SUBSTANTIALLY EQUAL TO THOSE OF THIS CHAPTER, AND
REGISTERED WITH THE BUREAU OF APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING, U.S.  DEPART-
MENT OF LABOR OR A STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL.
  2. APPLICANTS FOR AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE TO
THE COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYS LICENSED ELEVATOR
MECHANICS  WHO  PERFORM THE WORK DESCRIBED IN SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWEN-
TY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE AND HAVE PROOF OF COMPLIANCE WITH  THE  INSURANCE
REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH D OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  3. ANY APPLICANTS FOR AN ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE
TO  THE  SATISFACTION  OF  THE COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH APPLICANT MEETS OR
EXCEEDS APPLICABLE NATIONAL STANDARDS. PRIVATE ELEVATOR INSPECTORS SHALL
MAINTAIN THE SAME INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS AS AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR.
  4. (A) THE RENEWAL OF ALL LICENSES GRANTED  UNDER  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL BE CONDITIONED UPON THE SUBMISSION OF A CERTIF-
ICATE OF COMPLETION OF A COURSE DESIGNED TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING EDUCA-
TION OF LICENSEES ON NEW AND EXISTING NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL CONVEY-
ANCES CODES AND STANDARDS. SUCH COURSE SHALL CONSIST OF  NOT  LESS  THAN
EIGHT HOURS OF INSTRUCTION THAT SHALL BE ATTENDED ANNUALLY AND COMPLETED
PRECEDING  ANY  SUCH  LICENSE  RENEWAL. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS,  AND  SHALL
APPROVE  SUCH  PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS MAINTAIN A LIST OF APPROVED PROGRAMS
WHICH SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO LICENSE APPLICANTS, PERMIT  APPLICANTS,
RENEWAL  APPLICANTS  AND  OTHER  INTERESTED  PARTIES  UPON  REQUEST. THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS  SETTING  FORTH  THE
CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL OF SUCH PROGRAMS, THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN
APPLYING  FOR  SUCH  APPROVAL,  AND  OTHER  RULES AND REGULATIONS AS THE
COMMISSIONER DEEMS NECESSARY AND PROPER TO EFFECTUATE  THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION.
  (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ASSESS  A FEE FOR EACH TRAINING PROGRAM
COMPLETION  CERTIFICATE  AND  FOR  EACH   REFRESHER   TRAINING   PROGRAM
COMPLETION  CERTIFICATE,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
COST OF SUCH CERTIFICATES BE ASSESSED BY THE SPONSOR  OF  SUCH  TRAINING
PROGRAM AGAINST THE PARTICIPANTS.
  5.  THE  RENEWAL  OF ALL LICENSES GRANTED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION SHALL BE CONDITIONED UPON THE SUBMISSION  OF  A  CERTIFICATE  OF
COMPLETION  OF  A  COURSE DESIGNED TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING EDUCATION OF
LICENSEES ON NEW AND EXISTING REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. SUCH COURSE

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SHALL CONSIST OF NOT LESS THAN EIGHT HOURS OF INSTRUCTION THAT SHALL  BE
ATTENDED AND COMPLETED ANNUALLY PRIOR TO ANY SUCH LICENSE RENEWAL.
  THE  COURSES  SHALL BE TAUGHT BY INSTRUCTORS THROUGH CONTINUING EDUCA-
TION PROVIDERS THAT MAY INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE  LIMITED  TO,  ASSOCI-
ATION  SEMINARS,  AND  LABOR  TRAINING  PROGRAMS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
APPROVE THE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS.  ALL  INSTRUCTORS  SHALL  BE
EXEMPT  FROM  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH WITH REGARD TO
THEIR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE RENEWAL PROVIDED THAT SUCH  APPLICANT  WAS
QUALIFIED  AS  AN INSTRUCTOR AT ANY TIME DURING THE ONE YEAR IMMEDIATELY
PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED DATE FOR SUCH RENEWAL.
  APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS SHALL KEEP UNIFORM RECORDS, FOR  A  PERIOD
OF  SIX YEARS, OF ATTENDANCE OF LICENSEES FOLLOWING A FORMAT APPROVED BY
THE COMMISSIONER AND SUCH RECORDS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR  INSPECTION  BY
THE  COMMISSIONER  AT  HIS OR HER REQUEST.   APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS
SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY  OF  ALL  ATTENDANCE  RECORDS  AND
CERTIFICATES  OF COMPLETION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FALSIFYING OR KNOW-
INGLY ALLOWING ANOTHER TO FALSIFY SUCH  ATTENDANCE  RECORDS  OR  CERTIF-
ICATES  OF COMPLETION SHALL CONSTITUTE GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION OR REVOCA-
TION OF THE APPROVAL REQUIRED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  S 931. POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER.  1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE
AUTHORITY TO INSPECT, OR CAUSE TO BE  INSPECTED,  ONGOING  OR  COMPLETED
CONVEYANCES  PROJECTS  AND  TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION THEREOF UPON THE
COMMISSIONER'S OWN INITIATION OR UPON RECEIPT  OF  A  COMPLAINT  BY  ANY
PERSON  OR ENTITY. HOWEVER, NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL PERMIT THE
COMMISSIONER TO ENTER A PRIVATE RESIDENCE.
  2. IF, UPON RECEIPT OF A COMPLAINT ALLEGING A VIOLATION OF THIS  ARTI-
CLE, THE COMMISSIONER REASONABLE BELIEVES THAT SUCH VIOLATION EXISTS, HE
OR  SHE  SHALL  INVESTIGATE  AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE TO DETERMINE IF SUCH
VIOLATION EXISTS. IF THE COMMISSIONER DETERMINES THAT  NO  VIOLATION  OR
DANGER  EXISTS,  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL INFORM THE COMPLAINING PERSON OR
ENTITY.
  3. IF,  UPON  INVESTIGATION,  THE  COMMISSIONER  DETERMINES  THAT  THE
ALLEGED  VIOLATION EXISTS, THE COMMISSIONER MAY DELIVER TO SUCH OWNER OR
ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR OR HIS OR HER  AGENT  OR  REPRESENTATIVE  A  WRITTEN
ORDER  TO CURE SUCH VIOLATION AND MAY ORDER THAT THEIR PERMIT TO WORK ON
SUCH INSTALLATION, REPAIR OR  MAINTENANCE  PROJECT  SHALL  BE  SUSPENDED
UNTIL  SUCH  VIOLATION IS CURED. SUCH ORDER SHALL SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATE
THE VIOLATIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE THE BASIS OF THE ORDER TO CURE OR  ORDER
OF  SUSPENSION  AND SHALL SPECIFY THE CORRECTIVE ACTION TO BE TAKEN. THE
COMMISSIONER MAY ALLOW THE PERMIT TO TOLL DURING THE TIME OF SUCH ORDER.
  4. UPON RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN NOTICE FROM THE ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR,  OR
HIS  OR  HER  AGENT  OR  REPRESENTATIVE,  THAT  SUCH  VIOLATION HAS BEEN
CORRECTED, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN TEN  DAYS,  ISSUE  A  DETERMI-
NATION  AS  TO  WHETHER  SUCH  ORDER TO CURE HAS BEEN SATISFIED AND SUCH
ORDER OF SUSPENSION, IF ANY, SHALL BE LIFTED. IF THE COMMISSIONER DETER-
MINES THAT THE ORDER TO CURE HAS  NOT  BEEN  SATISFIED  HE  OR  SHE  MAY
CONTINUE  SUCH ORDER FOR A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME UPON THE CONSENT OF
THE CONTRACTOR, OR HIS OR HER AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE.  IF  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  DOES NOT CONTINUE THE ORDER, OR IF THE CONTRACTOR, OR HIS OR HER
AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE DOES  NOT  CONSENT  TO  SUCH  CONTINUATION,  THE
CONTRACTOR  SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO A HEARING TO DETERMINE IF SUCH ORDER
SHALL BE LIFTED. ANY ENTITY OR CONTRACTOR WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY  AFFECTED
BY  A NOTICE, SUSPENSION, OR DETERMINATION ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION MAY
COMMENCE A PROCEEDING PURSUANT TO ARTICLE  SEVENTY-EIGHT  OF  THE  CIVIL
PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.

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  5. THE COMMISSIONER MAY, AFTER A NOTICE AND HEARING, SUSPEND OR REVOKE
A  LICENSE  ISSUED  UNDER  THIS  ARTICLE  BASED  ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
VIOLATIONS:
  (A) ANY FALSE STATEMENT AS TO A MATERIAL MATTER IN THE APPLICATION;
  (B) FRAUD, OR MISREPRESENTATION, IN SECURING A LICENSE;
  (C)  FAILURE  TO  NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER AND THE OWNER OR LESSEE OF A
CONVEYANCE OF ANY CONDITION NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS ARTICLE;
  (D) A VIOLATION OF SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS  ARTICLE;
OR
  (E)  A FINDING BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT A CONTRACTOR HAS VIOLATED THIS
ARTICLE OR ANY RULE OR REGULATION PROMULGATED THEREUNDER TWICE WITHIN  A
PERIOD  OF THREE YEARS, OR THAT A CONTRACTOR HAS VIOLATED A PROVISION OF
THIS ARTICLE AND SUCH VIOLATION RESULTED IN  A  SERIOUS  THREAT  TO  THE
HEALTH  OR SAFETY OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS. THE COMMISSIONER MAY,
IN ADDITION TO ORDERING THAT SUCH CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE BE  REVOKED,  BAR
SUCH  INDIVIDUAL  FROM  BEING ELIGIBLE TO REAPPLY FOR SUCH LICENSE FOR A
PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TWO YEARS.
  6. THE COMMISSIONER MAY, AFTER NOTICE AND  HEARING,  REVOKE  A  PERMIT
ISSUED UNDER THIS ARTICLE BASED ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING VIOLATIONS:
  (A) ANY FALSE STATEMENTS OR MISREPRESENTATION AS TO A MATERIAL FACT IN
THE APPLICATION, PLANS, OR SPECIFICATIONS ON WHICH THE PERMIT WAS BASED;
  (B)  ANY APPLICATION WHICH BY OMISSION OR MISTAKE FAILS TO COMPLY WITH
THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE;
  (C) ANY FAILURE TO PERFORM WORK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THE  APPLICATION,  PLANS  OR  SPECIFICATIONS OR WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THIS ARTICLE OR CONDITIONS OF THE PERMIT;
  (D) A FAILURE BY THE OWNER OR ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO WHOM  THE  PERMIT
WAS  ISSUED  TO COMPLY WITH AN ORDER ISSUED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR
OF THIS SECTION; OR
  (E) A FINDING BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT AN INDIVIDUAL OR CONTRACTOR WHO
HAS BEEN ISSUED A PERMIT HAS VIOLATED ANY PROVISION UNDER  SECTION  NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE.
  7. (A) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, IF THE
COMMISSIONER  FINDS,  AFTER  NOTICE  AND HEARING, THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS
VIOLATED ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE, HE OR SHE  MAY  IMPOSE  A  CIVIL
PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH SUCH VIOLATION. UPON
A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE DETERMINATION
OF A PRIOR VIOLATION, THE COMMISSIONER MAY IMPOSE A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO
EXCEED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  (B)  THE PENALTY PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION MAY
BE INCREASED TO AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FIVE  THOUSAND  DOLLARS  IF  THE
VIOLATION  RESULTED  IN  A  SERIOUS THREAT TO THE HEALTH OR SAFETY OF AN
INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS.
  8. ANY ENTITY OR CONTRACTOR WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY AN  ORDER
ISSUED  UNDER THIS SECTION MAY COMMENCE A PROCEEDING PURSUANT TO ARTICLE
SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  9. THE COMMISSIONER MAY BRING AN ACTION IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURIS-
DICTION TO ENJOIN ANY CONDUCT THAT VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTI-
CLE.
  10. THE COMMISSIONER MAY PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO
CARRY OUT AND EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S 932. NEW YORK STATE ELEVATOR  SAFETY  AND  STANDARDS  BOARD.  1.  AN
ELEVATOR  SAFETY  AND  STANDARDS  BOARD IS HEREBY CREATED, TO CONSIST OF
NINE MEMBERS. THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE  SENATE,  AND
THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL EACH APPOINT THREE MEMBERS. THE GOVER-
NOR'S  APPOINTEES  SHALL  BE  COMPRISED  OF  A REPRESENTATIVE OF A MAJOR

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ELEVATOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, A MEMBER OF THE  GENERAL  PUBLIC  AND  A
BUILDING  OWNER,  MANAGER  OR REPRESENTATIVE; THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF
THE SENATE'S APPOINTEES SHALL BE  COMPRISED  OF  AN  ELEVATOR  SERVICING
COMPANY, AN ELEVATOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER OR CONSULTANT, AND AN ELEVA-
TOR  INSPECTOR;  THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY'S  APPOINTEES  SHALL BE
COMPRISED OF AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE LABOR  UNION,  AN  ELEVATOR
MECHANIC, AND A FIRE MARSHAL. THE COMMISSIONERS OF HEALTH, LABOR, EDUCA-
TION,  AND  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT OR THEIR DESIGNEES SHALL BE EX-OFFICIO
MEMBERS. THE BOARD SHALL MEET ON  AN  AS  NEEDED  BASIS  TO  ADVISE  THE
COMMISSIONER  ON  THE  IMPLEMENTATION  OF  THIS ARTICLE. THE BOARD SHALL
ELECT A CHAIRPERSON TO SERVE FOR THE TERM OF THEIR  APPOINTMENT  TO  THE
BOARD.    THE  BOARD SHALL PREPARE AN ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE GOVERNOR AND
THE LEGISLATURE, COPIES OF WHICH SHALL BE SENT TO THE  COMMISSIONERS  OF
HEALTH, EDUCATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND LABOR.
  2. THE FIRST MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT
OF  THE SENATE, AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL HAVE A TERM OF ONE
YEAR; THE SECOND MEMBER APPOINTED BY EACH SHALL HAVE A TERM OF TWO YEARS
AND THE REMAINING MEMBERS SHALL HAVE A TERM OF THREE YEARS. EACH OF SUCH
APPOINTED MEMBERS SHALL HOLD OFFICE FOR THE TERM FOR WHICH  SUCH  MEMBER
WAS  APPOINTED  AND UNTIL HIS OR HER SUCCESSOR SHALL HAVE BEEN APPOINTED
OR UNTIL HE OR SHE SHALL RESIGN.  THE TERM OF OFFICE  OF  ALL  SUCCESSOR
MEMBERS  SHALL BE THREE YEARS. THE MEMBERS SHALL SERVE WITHOUT SALARY OR
COMPENSATION, BUT SHALL BE REIMBURSED FOR NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN
THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  3. THE BOARD MAY CONSULT WITH ENGINEERING  AUTHORITIES  AND  ORGANIZA-
TIONS  CONCERNED  WITH  STANDARD  SAFETY  CODES,  RULES  AND REGULATIONS
GOVERNING THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE,  SERVICING,  CONSTRUCTION,  ALTER-
ATION,  INSTALLATION,  AND  INSPECTION  OF CONVEYANCES AND THE ADEQUATE,
REASONABLE, AND NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS OF ELEVATOR MECHANICS, CONTRAC-
TORS, AND INSPECTORS.
  4. THE DUTIES OF THE BOARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:
  (A) ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER AND THE  DEPARTMENT  IN  ESTABLISHING  THE
STATE REGULATIONS FOR EQUIPMENT COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE;
  (B)  DEVELOP  RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR  AN  ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM WHICH WILL
ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS  PROMULGATED  BY
THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE;
  (C)  ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER IN GRANTING EXCEPTIONS AND VARIANCES FROM
THE LITERAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE APPLICABLE  CODE  AND  STANDARDS,  REGU-
LATIONS,  AND LOCAL LEGISLATION, IN CASES WHERE SUCH VARIANCES WOULD NOT
JEOPARDIZE THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE;
  (D) ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER IN SETTING  FEE  SCHEDULES  FOR  LICENSES,
PERMITS,  AND  INSPECTIONS.  THE FEES SHALL REFLECT THE ACTUAL COSTS AND
EXPENSES TO CONDUCT THE DUTIES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE; AND
  (E) ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER IN ANY AND ALL THINGS NECESSARY OR CONVEN-
IENT TO THE COMMISSIONER'S DUTY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS  ARTI-
CLE.
  S 933. EXEMPT PERSONS. THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO
THE  PRACTICE,  CONDUCT, ACTIVITIES, OR SERVICES BY A PERSON LICENSED TO
PRACTICE ARCHITECTURE WITHIN THIS STATE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE  HUNDRED
FORTY-SEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW OR ENGINEERING WITHIN THIS STATE PURSU-
ANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S  2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-llll
to read as follows:
  S 97-LLLL. ELEVATOR AND RELATED CONVEYANCES  SAFETY  PROGRAM  ACCOUNT.
1.  THERE  IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
THE ELEVATOR AND RELATED CONVEYANCES SAFETY PROGRAM ACCOUNT.

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  2. SUCH FUND  SHALL  CONSIST  OF  MONEYS  COLLECTED  PURSUANT  TO  THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE THIRTY-TWO OF THE LABOR LAW.
  3.  MONEYS OF THE FUND SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOR
FOR PURPOSES OF OFFSETTING THE COSTS INCURRED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
LABOR  FOR  THE  ADMINISTRATION  OF ARTICLE THIRTY-TWO OF THE LABOR LAW,
INCLUDING THE ADMINISTRATION OF ELEVATOR AND RELATED CONVEYANCES  SAFETY
PROGRAMS,  THE  ADMINISTRATION OF LICENSES AND PERMITS, AND THE ADMINIS-
TRATION OF CERTIFICATES OF OPERATION AS SET FORTH IN SUCH ARTICLE  THIR-
TY-TWO.
  4.  THE  MONEYS SHALL BE PAID OUT OF THE FUND ON THE AUDIT AND WARRANT
OF THE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS CERTIFIED OR APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER
OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE.
  5. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY GENERAL OR  SPECIAL  LAW,  NO
MONEYS  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  FROM THE FUND UNTIL A CERTIFICATE OF ALLO-
CATION AND A SCHEDULE OF AMOUNTS TO BE  AVAILABLE  THEREFOR  SHALL  HAVE
BEEN  ISSUED  BY  THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET, AND A COPY OF SUCH CERTIF-
ICATE FILED WITH THE COMPTROLLER. SUCH CERTIFICATE MAY BE  AMENDED  FROM
TIME  TO  TIME  BY  THE  DIRECTOR  OF THE BUDGET AND A COPY OF EACH SUCH
AMENDMENT SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMPTROLLER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any  rules  or  regulations
necessary  for the implementation of this act on its effective date, and
the appointment of the board, are authorized and directed to  be  estab-
lished, made and completed on or before such effective date.

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S2917A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5233A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 32 §§925 - 933, Lab L; add §97-llll, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A8359B, S7026A

S2917A - Bill Texts

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Requires the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators and other automatic people moving devices and creates the New York state elevator safety and standards board and the elevator and related conveyances safety program account.

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BILL NUMBER:S2917A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law and the state finance
law, in relation to requiring the licensing of persons engaged in the
design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair
of elevators and other automated people moving devices

PURPOSE: To reduce unsafe elevator hazards by requiring proper
training of persons employed to design, construct, inspect, maintain,
alter and repair elevators and other automated people moving
conveyances and requiring the licensing of individuals involved in
elevator projects.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the Labor Law by adding a new article 32: ELEVATORS
AND OTHER CONVEYANCES; LICENSING which consists of sections 925-933.

Section 925: Legislative findings and declaration.

Section 926: Application. Describes the types of equipment covered
under this article.

Section 927: Definitions. Defines the terms used in this article.

Section 928: Licensing, permit, registration and compliance
requirements. Requires licenses and permits to engage in the erection,
construction, alteration, replacement, or maintenance of an elevator.

Section 929: License and permit procedure. All applications for
elevator contractor's, elevator mechanic's, and elevator inspector's
licenses and required permits shall be submitted in writing on forms
furnished by the Commissioner of Labor and shall contain such
information as the Commissioner may require.

Section 930: Qualifications, training and continuing education.
Provides for necessary qualifications, training and continuing
education of those engaged in the erection, construction, alteration,
replacement, or maintenance of an elevator.

Applicants for an elevator mechanic's license must demonstrate one of
the following qualifications: (A) an acceptable combination of
documented experience and education credits consisting of (I) not less
than four year's work experience in the construction, maintenance and
service repair of-elevators, as verified by current and previous
employers and (2) satisfactory completion of a written examination
administered by the Department.on the most recent national, state, and
local conveyances codes and standards; or (B) acceptable proof that he
or she has worked on elevator construction, maintenance or repair with
direct and immediate supervision in this state for a period of not
less than four years immediately prior to the effective date of this
article provided that such applicant shall file their application
within one year of the effective date of this article; or (C) a
certificate of successful completion and successfully passing the
mechanic examination of a nationally recognized training program for
the elevator industry; or (D) a certificate of successful completion
of the Joint Apprentice and Training Committee of the Elevator


Industry of Local 3, IBEW, EE Division Training Program or an
apprenticeship program for elevator mechanics having standards
substantially equal to those of this chapter and registered with the
bureau of apprenticeship and training,Department of Labor or a state
apprenticeship council.

Applicants for an elevator contractor's license must demonstrate to
the Commissioner that such elevator contractor employs licensed
elevator mechanics and have proof of compliance with insurance
requirements. Applicants for an elevator inspector's license must
demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that such
applicant meets or exceeds the current national standards for elevator
inspectors. The renewal of all licenses shall be conditioned upon the
completion of continuing education.

Section 931: Powers of the commissioner. The Commissioner shall have
the authority to inspect, or cause to be inspected, ongoing or
completed conveyances projects, issue notices of violations, suspend
or revoke licenses or permits, or impose penalties for non-compliance
with the provisions of this article. Additionally. the Commissioner
shall promulgate such rules and regulations as he or she deems
necessary and proper to effectuate the purposes and provisions of this
article and otherwise make appropriate orders with respect to the
repair and construction of elevators.

Section 932: New York State elevator safety and standards board.
Creates the New York State Elevator Safety and Standards Board which
will consist of nine (9) members of which three (3) each are appointed
by the Governor, Speaker of the Assembly and Temporary President of
the Senate.

Section 933: Exempt persons. Provides that this article shall not be
construed to apply to the practice, conduct, activities, or services
by a person licensed practice architecture or engineering.

Section 2: Amends the State Finance Law by adding a new section
97-1111 which creates the Elevator and related conveyances safety
program account and provides that the account shall be utilized to
implement the provisions of this law.

Section 3: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The use of unsafe and defective elevators and other
automated people moving conveyances expose employees and the public to
unsafe conditions and create substantial likelihood of serious injury.
The improper and uninformed manner in which some contractors and their
employees design, construct, inspect, maintain, alter and repair such
conveyances creates an unnecessary, and preventable, health and safety
risk to employees and the public. In New York, one of the most notable
instances of an elevator death is that of Suzanne Hart, a Manhattan
advertising executive, in 201 k, Suzanne was crushed when she tried to
walk onto the elevator at her place of work and it suddenly shot
upward, killing her instantly.

Even since the close of the last legislative session, there have been
multiple deaths and injuries related to elevator malfunctions.
Recently, in Mount Vernon, NY, a 12-year-old boy was injured after


falling into an elevator shaft when the closed elevator doors gave out
under his weight. In Schenectady, NY, a restaurant owner died after
being wedged beneath a dumbwaiter that was being repaired. In
Washington Heights, a building supervisor was injured after a elevator
slid down and struck him while he was working. near an elevator shaft
in the building. These arc only a few instances in an array of
devastating and preventable injuries and deaths. The purpose of this
bill is to protect the public and prevent injury, by requiting proper
training of persons employed to design, construct, inspect, maintain,
alter and repair elevators, or other automated people moving
conveyances, and by requiring the licensing of contractors and the
certification of individuals involved in elevator and other automated
people moving conveyances projects.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7026-A of 2012: Died in Senate Finance
Committee, Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None anticipated.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall have become law, provided, however. that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of this act on
its effective date, and the appointment of the board, are authorized
and directed to be established, made and completed on or before such
effective date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2917--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC, SAVINO, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BOYLE, BRESLIN,
  FLANAGAN,  FUSCHILLO,  GOLDEN,  GRIFFO,  GRISANTI,   HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  KRUEGER,  LANZA,  LARKIN,  MARTINS, MAZIARZ, O'BRIEN, PERKINS, RIVERA,
  SAMPSON, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered  print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Labor --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the labor law and the state finance law, in relation to
  requiring  the  licensing  of   persons   engaged   in   the   design,
  construction,  inspection,  maintenance,  alteration,  and  repair  of
  elevators and other automated people moving devices

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 32 to read
as follows:
                                ARTICLE 32
               ELEVATORS AND OTHER CONVEYANCES; LICENSING
SECTION 925. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.
        926. APPLICATION.
        927. DEFINITIONS.
        928. LICENSING,  PERMIT,  REGISTRATION  AND  COMPLIANCE REQUIRE-
               MENTS.
        929. LICENSE AND PERMIT PROCEDURE.
        930. QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION.
        931. POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER.
        932. NEW YORK STATE ELEVATOR SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD.
        933. EXEMPT PERSONS.
  S 925. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.  THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY
FINDS THAT THE USE OF UNSAFE AND DEFECTIVE ELEVATORS AND OTHER AUTOMATED
PEOPLE MOVING CONVEYANCES MAY EXPOSE THE PUBLIC TO UNSAFE CONDITIONS AND
INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT IMPROPER DESIGN,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00730-04-3

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CONSTRUCTION,  MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF SUCH CONVEYANCES IS PREVENTABLE
BY REQUIRING PROPER TRAINING OF PERSONS  EMPLOYED  TO  PERFORM  WORK  ON
ELEVATORS AND OTHER AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVING CONVEYANCES AND BY REQUIRING
THE  LICENSING  OF  CONTRACTORS  AND  THE  CERTIFICATION  OF INDIVIDUALS
INVOLVED IN ELEVATOR  AND  OTHER  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE  MOVING  CONVEYANCES
PROJECTS.
  NOTHING  IN  THIS  ARTICLE  IS  INTENDED  TO CREATE, EXPAND, DIMINISH,
LIMIT, IMPAIR, OR SUPERSEDE ANY RIGHTS UNDER CURRENT LAW, RULE, OR REGU-
LATION, OR RESULTING FROM A DETERMINATION OF A  COURT  OR  THE  NATIONAL
LABOR  RELATIONS  BOARD  WITH  REGARD TO BUILDING TRADES AND THE WORK OF
SUCH BUILDING TRADE. NOR IS IT INTENDED TO ABROGATE ANY RIGHTS OR DUTIES
UNDER ANY CONTRACT WITH REGARD TO BUILDING TRADES AND THE WORK  OF  SUCH
BUILDING TRADE.
  S  926.  APPLICATION. 1. THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, ERECTION, INSTALLA-
TION, INSPECTION, TESTING, MAINTENANCE, ALTERATION, SERVICE, AND  REPAIR
OF THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT ARE COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE:
  (A)  HOISTING  AND LOWERING MECHANISMS EQUIPPED WITH A CAR OR PLATFORM
WHICH MOVES BETWEEN TWO OR MORE LANDINGS. THIS EQUIPMENT  INCLUDES,  BUT
IS NOT LIMITED TO ELEVATORS, PLATFORM LIFTS AND STAIRWAY CHAIR LIFTS;
  (B)  POWER  DRIVEN STAIRWAYS AND WALKWAYS FOR CARRYING PERSONS BETWEEN
LANDINGS.  THIS EQUIPMENT INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT  LIMITED  TO,  ESCALATORS
AND MOVING WALKS;
  (C) HOISTING AND LOWERING MECHANISMS EQUIPPED WITH A CAR, WHICH SERVES
TWO  OR  MORE  LANDINGS AND IS RESTRICTED TO THE CARRYING OF MATERIAL BY
ITS LIMITED SIZE OR LIMITED ACCESS TO THE CAR. THIS EQUIPMENT  INCLUDES,
BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DUMBWAITERS, MATERIAL LIFTS, AND DUMBWAITERS WITH
AUTOMATIC   TRANSFER   DEVICES   AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  NINE  HUNDRED
TWENTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE; AND
  (D) AUTOMATIC GUIDED TRANSIT VEHICLES ON GUIDEWAYS WITH  AN  EXCLUSIVE
RIGHT  OF  WAY.   THIS EQUIPMENTS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, AUTO-
MATED PEOPLE MOVERS.
  2. THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE:
  (A) MATERIAL HOISTS;
  (B) MANLIFTS;
  (C) MOBILE SCAFFOLDS, TOWERS, AND PLATFORMS;
  (D) POWERED PLATFORMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR  MAINTE-
NANCE;
  (E) CONVEYOR AND RELATED EQUIPMENT;
  (F) CRANES, DERRICKS, HOISTS, HOOKS, JACKS AND SLINGS;
  (G) INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS;
  (H) PORTABLE  EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT FOR PORTABLE ESCALATORS;
  (I)  TIERING  AND  PILING  MACHINES USED TO MOVE MATERIALS TO AND FROM
STORAGE LOCATED AND OPERATING ENTIRELY WITHIN ONE STORY;
  (J) EQUIPMENT FOR FEEDING OR POSITIONING MATERIALS INCLUDING, BUT  NOT
LIMITED TO, MACHINE TOOLS AND PRINTING PRESSES;
  (K) SKIP OR FURNACE HOISTS;
  (L) WHARF RAMPS;
  (M) RAILROAD CAR LIFTS OR DUMPERS;
  (N)  LINE  JACKS,  FALSE  CARS, SHAFTERS, MOVING PLATFORMS AND SIMILAR
EQUIPMENT USED FOR INSTALLING AN ELEVATOR BY A  CONTRACTOR  LICENSED  IN
THIS STATE.
  3.  THE  LICENSING,  PERMITTING  AND  CERTIFICATION PROVISIONS OF THIS
ARTICLE SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE OWNERS OR LESSEES OF  PRIVATE  RESIDENCES
WHO  DESIGN,  ERECT, CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ALTER, REPAIR, SERVICE OR MAIN-
TAIN CONVEYANCES THAT ARE LOCATED OR WILL BE LOCATED IN  SUCH  OWNER  OR
LESSEE'S  PRIVATE RESIDENCE. HOWEVER, ANY PERSON HIRED TO DESIGN, ERECT,

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CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ALTER, REPAIR, SERVICE,  MAINTAIN,  OR  PERFORM  ANY
OTHER  WORK  RELATED TO SUCH CONVEYANCES MUST COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS ARTICLE.
  4.  NO  LICENSE  SHALL  BE  REQUIRED FOR THE REMOVAL OR DISMANTLING OF
CONVEYANCES.
  5. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE RULES ADOPTED PURSUANT THER-
ETO SHALL BE THE MINIMUM  STANDARD  REQUIRED  AND  SHALL  SUPERSEDE  ANY
SPECIAL  LAW  OR  LOCAL  ORDINANCE  INCONSISTENT THEREWITH, AND NO LOCAL
ORDINANCE INCONSISTENT THEREWITH SHALL BE ADOPTED,  BUT  NOTHING  HEREIN
CONTAINED SHALL PREVENT THE ENACTMENT BY LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE OF ADDI-
TIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS.
  S 927. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
  1.  "AUTOMATED  PEOPLE  MOVER"  MEANS A GUIDED TRANSIT MODE WITH FULLY
AUTOMATED OPERATION, FEATURING VEHICLES THAT OPERATE ON  GUIDEWAYS  WITH
EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-OF-WAY.
  2.  "BOARD"  MEANS  THE  NEW  YORK STATE ELEVATOR SAFETY AND STANDARDS
BOARD ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE.
  3. "CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  THAT  INDICATES  THAT THE ELEVATOR OR RELATED CONVEYANCE HAS HAD
THE REQUIRED SAFETY INSPECTION AND TESTS AND THAT THE FEES  REQUIRED  BY
THIS ARTICLE HAVE BEEN PAID.
  4. "TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE
COMMISSIONER WHICH PERMITS THE TEMPORARY USE OF A NON-COMPLIANT ELEVATOR
OR  RELATED  CONVEYANCE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR A LIMITED TIME, NOT TO
EXCEED THIRTY DAYS, WHILE MINOR REPAIRS ARE BEING COMPLETED.
  5. "CONVEYANCE" MEANS  ANY  ELEVATOR,  DUMBWAITER,  ESCALATOR,  MOVING
SIDEWALK,  PLATFORM  LIFTS,  STAIRWAY  CHAIRLIFTS  AND  AUTOMATED PEOPLE
MOVERS.
  6. "DORMANT ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, OR ESCALATOR" MEANS AN  INSTALLATION
PLACED  OUT  OF  SERVICE  UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES: (A) WHEN AN
INSTALLATION'S POWER HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED  AND  (I)  WHEN  AN  ELECTRIC
ELEVATOR,  DUMBWAITER, OR MATERIAL LIFT WHOSE SUSPENSION ROPES HAVE BEEN
REMOVED, WHOSE CAR AND COUNTERWEIGHT REST AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOISTWAY,
AND WHOSE HOISTWAY DOORS HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY BARRICADED OR  SEALED  IN
THE  CLOSED POSITION ON THE HOISTWAY SIDE; OR (II) A HYDRAULIC ELEVATOR,
DUMBWAITER, OR MATERIAL LIFT WHOSE CAR RESTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOIST-
WAY AND WHOSE DOORS ARE PERMANENTLY BARRICADED OR SEALED;  OR  (III)  AN
ESCALATOR OR MOVING WALK WHOSE ENTRANCES HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY BARRICAD-
ED;  OR  (B)  AS  DETERMINED BY STATE OR LOCAL LAW, CODE, RULE, OR REGU-
LATIONS.
  7. "ELEVATOR" MEANS A HOISTING AND LOWERING MECHANISM, EQUIPPED WITH A
CAR, THAT MOVES WITHIN GUIDES AND SERVES TWO OR MORE LANDINGS.
  8. "ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR" MEANS, A PUBLIC CORPORATION, OR INSTRUMENTAL-
ITY OF A PUBLIC CORPORATION, SELF-EMPLOYED PERSON,  COMPANY,  UNINCORPO-
RATED  ASSOCIATION, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, CORPO-
RATION, OR ANY OTHER ENTITY, OR ANY OWNER OR  OPERATOR  OF  ANY  OF  THE
FOREGOING  ENTITIES,  WHO  POSSESSES AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT AND
NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THIS ARTICLE AND IS ENGAGED IN THE  BUSINESS
OF  DESIGNING,  ERECTING, CONSTRUCTING, INSTALLING, ALTERING, REPAIRING,
SERVICING OR MAINTAINING ELEVATORS  OR  OTHER  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE  MOVING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  9.  "ELEVATOR  HELPER/APPRENTICE/ASSISTANT  MECHANIC" MEANS ANY PERSON
WHO WORKS UNDER THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF A LICENSED ELEVATOR MECHANIC.

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  10. "ELEVATOR INSPECTOR" MEANS ANY PERSON WHO  POSSESSES  AN  ELEVATOR
INSPECTOR'S LICENSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  11.  "ELEVATOR  MECHANIC"  MEANS  ANY PERSON WHO POSSESSES AN ELEVATOR
MECHANIC'S LICENSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  12. "ESCALATOR" MEANS POWER-DRIVEN, INCLINED, CONTINUOUS STAIRWAY USED
FOR RAISING OR LOWERING PASSENGERS.
  13. "EXISTING  INSTALLATION"  MEANS  AN  INSTALLATION  THAT  HAS  BEEN
COMPLETED  OR  IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
ARTICLE.
  14. "LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE DULY ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER, AUTHOR-
IZING THE  DESIGN,  ERECTION,  CONSTRUCTION,  INSTALLATION,  ALTERATION,
REPAIR,  SERVICE,  MAINTENANCE,  OR  INSPECTION  OF  ELEVATORS  OR OTHER
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  15. "ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH ENTITLES THE
HOLDER THEREOF  TO  ENGAGE  IN  THE  BUSINESS  OF  DESIGNING,  ERECTING,
CONSTRUCTING,  INSTALLING, ALTERING, REPAIRING, SERVICING OR MAINTAINING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  16. "ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH ENTITLES  THE
HOLDER  THEREOF  TO  ENGAGE  IN  THE  BUSINESS  OF INSPECTING OR TESTING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  17. "ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH  ENTITLES  THE
HOLDER  THEREOF  TO  INSTALL,  CONSTRUCT,  ALTER, SERVICE, REPAIR, TEST,
MAINTAIN, AND PERFORM WORK ON  CONVEYANCES  OR  OTHER  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE
MOVERS COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  18.  "MOVING  WALK/SIDEWALK" MEANS A TYPE OF PASSENGER-CARRYING DEVICE
ON WHICH PASSENGERS STAND OR WALK, AND IN WHICH  THE  PASSENGER-CARRYING
SURFACE  REMAINS  PARALLEL  TO  ITS  DIRECTION OF MOTION AND IS UNINTER-
RUPTED.
  19. "PERMIT" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER PRIOR TO  THE
COMMENCEMENT   OF   WORK  THAT  PERMITS  A  CONVEYANCE  TO  BE  ERECTED,
CONSTRUCTED, INSTALLED, OR ALTERED UNDER PLANS APPROVED BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  20. "PERSON" MEANS ANY NATURAL PERSON.
  21. "PRIVATE RESIDENCE" MEANS A SEPARATE DWELLING OR A SEPARATE APART-
MENT  IN  A  MULTIPLE DWELLING, WHICH IS OCCUPIED BY MEMBERS OF A SINGLE
FAMILY UNIT.
  22. "REPAIR" MEANS RECONDITIONING OR  RENEWAL  OF  PARTS,  COMPONENTS,
AND/OR  SUBSYSTEMS NECESSARY TO KEEP EQUIPMENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH APPLI-
CABLE CODE REQUIREMENTS.
  23. "ALTERATION" MEANS ANY CHANGE TO EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING  ITS  PARTS,
COMPONENTS,  AND/OR  SUBSYSTEMS,  OTHER  THAN  MAINTENANCE,  REPAIR,  OR
REPLACEMENT.
  24. "DESIGN" MEANS THE ACT OR PROCESS OF PLANNING THE  REPAIR,  ALTER-
ATION OR CONSTRUCTION OF ANY CONVEYANCE.
  25.  "CONSTRUCTION"  MEANS  THE  ACT  OR  PROCESS  OF CONSTRUCTING ANY
CONVEYANCE.
  26. "INSPECTION" MEANS A CRITICAL EXAMINATION, OBSERVATION  OR  EVALU-
ATION OF QUALITY AND CODE COMPLIANCE OF ANY CONVEYANCE.
  27. "TESTING" MEANS A PROCESS OR TRIAL OF OPERATION OF ANY CONVEYANCE.
  28. "MAINTENANCE" MEANS A PROCESS OF ROUTINE EXAMINATION, LUBRICATION,
CLEANING, AND ADJUSTMENT OF PARTS, COMPONENTS, AND/OR SUBSYSTEMS FOR THE
PURPOSE  OF  ENSURING PERFORMANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE CODE
REQUIREMENTS.
  29. "SERVICE OR SERVICING" MEANS A SERVICE CALL OR  OTHER  UNSCHEDULED
VISIT,  NOT  INCLUDING  ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OR A REPAIR, FROM A LICENSED

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ELEVATOR MECHANIC TO TROUBLESHOOT, ADJUST OR REPAIR AN IMPROPERLY  FUNC-
TIONING OR AN OTHERWISE SHUT DOWN CONVEYANCE.
  30.  "TEMPORARILY DORMANT ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, OR ESCALATOR" MEANS AN
INSTALLATION TEMPORARILY PLACED  OUT  OF  SERVICE  UNDER  THE  FOLLOWING
CIRCUMSTANCES:  (A)  (I)  WHEN SUCH INSTALLATION'S POWER SUPPLY HAS BEEN
DISCONNECTED; AND (II) THE CAR IS PARKED AND ANY DOORS  ARE  CLOSED  AND
LATCHED;  AND  (III) A WIRE SEAL IS INSTALLED ON THE MAINLINE DISCONNECT
SWITCH BY A LICENSED ELEVATOR INSPECTOR; OR (B) AS DETERMINED  BY  STATE
OR LOCAL LAW, CODE, RULE, OR REGULATION.
  31. "ERECT" MEANS TO VERTICALLY CONSTRUCT OR CONNECT ANY CONVEYANCE OR
PART OR SYSTEM THEREOF.
  32.  "INSTALLATION"  INSTALL  MEANS  TO PLACE OR FIX ANY CONVEYANCE OR
PART OR SYSTEM THEREOF, IN POSITION FOR OPERATION.
  TEMPORARILY DORMANT INSTALLATIONS SHALL NOT BE USED UNTIL SUCH INSTAL-
LATION HAS BEEN RESTORED TO A SAFE RUNNING ORDER  AND  IS  IN  CONDITION
SUITABLE  FOR  USE  IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS, CODES, RULES
AND REGULATIONS. SUCH TEMPORARILY DORMANT INSTALLATION SHALL BE  SUBJECT
TO  CONTINUED  INSPECTIONS FOR THE DURATION OF THE "TEMPORARILY DORMANT"
STATUS BY A LICENSED ELEVATOR INSPECTOR. SUCH  INSPECTOR  SHALL  FILE  A
REPORT WITH THE COMMISSIONER DESCRIBING THE CONDITIONS OF SUCH TEMPORAR-
ILY  DORMANT INSTALLATION. THE REPORT SHALL BE FILED ANNUALLY OR MORE OR
LESS FREQUENT AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.  "TEMPORARILY  DORMANT"
STATUS  SHALL  BE  RENEWABLE  ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED A
FIVE-YEAR PERIOD.
  NO PERSON SHALL REMOVE THE WIRE SEAL AND PADLOCK FOR ANY PURPOSE WITH-
OUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE ELEVATOR INSPECTOR.
  S 928. LICENSING, PERMIT, REGISTRATION AND COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS. 1.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR  IN  SUBDIVISIONS  THREE  AND  FOUR  OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF THIS ARTICLE FOR ANY ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO DESIGN, ERECT, CONSTRUCT,
INSTALL,  ALTER, REPLACE, SERVICE, OR MAINTAIN, ANY CONVEYANCE CONTAINED
WITHIN BUILDINGS OR  STRUCTURES  IN  THIS  STATE  UNLESS  SUCH  ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR HOLDS AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE.
  2.  EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FOUR OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF THIS ARTICLE FOR ANY PERSON TO WIRE ANY CONVEYANCE, FROM THE MAINLINE
FEEDER TERMINALS ON THE CONTROLLER, IN THIS STATE UNLESS SUCH PERSON HAS
AN ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S LICENSE AND IS WORKING UNDER  THE  DIRECT  SUPER-
VISION  OF  A  LICENSED ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. NO
OTHER LICENSE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS WORK, EXCLUDING  THE  INSTALLA-
TION OF BRANCH CIRCUITS AND WIRING TERMINATIONS FOR MACHINE ROOM AND PIT
LIGHTING,  RECEPTACLES  AND HVAC AS DESCRIBED IN THE NFPA NATIONAL ELEC-
TRIC CODE 620.23 AND 620.24 AS WELL  AS  FIRE  AND  HEAT  DETECTORS  AND
ALARMS,  MAY  BE  PERFORMED  BY A LICENSED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.  ADDI-
TIONALLY, WITHIN NEW YORK CITY, THE INSTALLATION OF BRANCH CIRCUITS  AND
WIRING  TERMINATIONS  FOR  THE  CAR  FAN,  LIGHTS  AND  RECEPTACLES,  AS
DESCRIBED IN THE NFPA NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE 620.22, AND  INTERCOMS  AND
VOICE  COMMUNICATIONS AS WELL AS SIGNAL EQUIPMENT OR SYSTEMS, AS DEFINED
IN NFPA ARTICLE 620.2, THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH  THE  OPERA-
TION  OR  SAFETY OF ANY CONVEYANCE, MAY BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED ELEC-
TRICAL CONTRACTOR.
  3. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  SECTION
NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF THIS
ARTICLE  FOR  ANY PERSON TO INSPECT OR TEST ANY CONVEYANCE WITHIN BUILD-
INGS OR STRUCTURES UNLESS SUCH  PERSON  HOLDS  AN  ELEVATOR  INSPECTOR'S
LICENSE.

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  4.  EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FOUR OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF THIS  ARTICLE  FOR  ANY  ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR  TO  ERECT,  CONSTRUCT,
INSTALL, OR ALTER CONVEYANCES WITHIN BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES WITHIN THIS
STATE  UNLESS  A  PERMIT  THEREFOR  HAS  BEEN ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER
BEFORE WORK IS COMMENCED. NO PERMIT SHALL BE ISSUED EXCEPT TO  A  PERSON
HOLDING  A  VALID  ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE. A COPY OF SUCH PERMIT
SHALL BE KEPT AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE AT ALL TIMES WHILE THE WORK IS IN
PROGRESS.
  5. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF  SECTION  NINE
HUNDRED  TWENTY-SIX  OF  THIS  ARTICLE, ALL NEW CONVEYANCE INSTALLATIONS
SHALL BE PERFORMED BY AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR LICENSED  TO  INSTALL  SUCH
CONVEYANCE.  SUBSEQUENT  TO  INSTALLATION,  THE ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR MUST
CERTIFY COMPLIANCE TO THE COMMISSIONER WITH THE APPLICABLE  SECTIONS  OF
THIS  ARTICLE  AS  WELL AS ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR
CODE.   PRIOR TO SUCH CONVEYANCES BEING  USED,  THE  PROPERTY  OWNER  OR
LESSEE  MUST  OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION FROM THE COMMISSIONER. A
FEE, AS SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE PAID FOR SUCH CERTIFICATE OF
OPERATION, HOWEVER, NO SUCH FEE SHALL BE  REQUIRED  FOR  CONVEYANCES  IN
PRIVATE  RESIDENCES.  IT  IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LICENSED ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT REGISTRATIONS FOR  NEW  INSTALLATIONS.
A  CERTIFICATE  OF  OPERATION  SHALL  BE  VALID FOR ONE YEAR, EXCEPT FOR
CERTIFICATES ISSUED FOR PLATFORM AND  STAIRWAY  CHAIRLIFTS  FOR  PRIVATE
RESIDENCES,  WHICH  SHALL  BE VALID FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS. CERTIF-
ICATES OF OPERATION MUST BE CLEARLY AND CONSPICUOUSLY DISPLAYED  ON,  IN
OR  AROUND  EACH  CONVEYANCE  AND BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE STATE OR LOCALITY
INSPECTING OR ENFORCING ANY APPLICABLE LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CODE.
  6. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF  SECTION  NINE
HUNDRED  TWENTY-SIX  OF  THIS  ARTICLE, THE CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION FOR
NEWLY INSTALLED PLATFORM LIFTS AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE RESI-
DENCES SHALL BE ISSUED ONLY SUBSEQUENT TO AN INSPECTION  BY  A  LICENSED
THIRD  PARTY  INSPECTION  FIRM. THE CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION FEE FOR ALL
NEW AND EXISTING PLATFORM AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE RESIDENCES
AND ANY RENEWAL CERTIFICATE FEES ARE HEREBY WAIVED.  THE  INSPECTION  OF
PRIVATE  RESIDENCE PLATFORM AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS SHALL BE DONE AT THE
REQUEST AND CONSENT OF THE PRIVATE RESIDENCE'S OWNER OR LESSEES.
  7. IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF  LICENSEES  TO  ENSURE  THAT  THE
INSTALLATION,  SERVICE  OR  MAINTENANCE  OF  CONVEYANCES IS PERFORMED IN
COMPLIANCE WITH EXISTING STATE AND LOCAL BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE CODES.
  S 929. LICENSE AND PERMIT PROCEDURE.  ALL  APPLICATIONS  FOR  ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR'S, ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S, AND ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSES AND
REQUIRED  PERMITS  SHALL  BE  SUBMITTED  TO THE DEPARTMENT IN WRITING ON
FORMS FURNISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER AND SHALL  CONTAIN  THE  INFORMATION
SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AS WELL AS ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT THE
COMMISSIONER  MAY  REQUIRE.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ALSO SET FEES FOR
LICENSING AND PERMITTING UNDER THIS SECTION.
  1. APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSES. EVERY APPLICATION FOR  A  LICENSE  UNDER
THIS ARTICLE SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) THE NAME, RESIDENCE ADDRESS AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT;
  (B)  THE  NUMBER OF YEARS THE APPLICANT HAS ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OR
PRACTICE OF DESIGNING, CONSTRUCTING, ERECTING,  INSTALLING,  INSPECTING,
TESTING,  REPAIRING,  ALTERING,  MAINTAINING,  OR  SERVICING CONVEYANCES
COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE;
  (C) THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF PERSONS, IF ANY, TO BE EMPLOYED  BY  THE
APPLICANT FOR AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE;

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  (D)  EVIDENCE  THAT  THE  APPLICANT  IS  OR WILL BE COVERED BY GENERAL
LIABILITY, PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE INSURANCE; AND
  (E) ANY OTHER INFORMATION WHICH THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE.
  UPON  APPROVAL  OF AN APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
ISSUE SUCH LICENSE WHICH SHALL BE VALID FOR TWO YEARS. THE FEES FOR SUCH
LICENSE AND RENEWAL THEREOF SHALL BE SET BY THE COMMISSIONER. ANY DENIAL
FOR SUCH APPLICATION SHALL SET FORTH THE REASONS THEREFOR.
  2. APPLICATION FOR PERMITS. EVERY APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT UNDER  THIS
ARTICLE SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  (A)  COPIES  OF  THE  SPECIFICATIONS  AND  ACCURATELY SCALED AND FULLY
DIMENSIONED PLANS SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE INSTALLATION  IN  RELATION
TO THE PLANS AND ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING;
  (B)  THE  LOCATION  OF  THE  MACHINERY  ROOM  AND  THE EQUIPMENT TO BE
INSTALLED, RELOCATED OR ALTERED;
  (C) ALL STRUCTURAL SUPPORTING MEMBERS THEREOF, INCLUDING FOUNDATIONS;
  (D) A LIST OF ALL MATERIALS  TO  BE  EMPLOYED  AND  ALL  LOADS  TO  BE
SUPPORTED AND CONVEYED;
  (E)  ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE TO ENSURE
THAT SUCH PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUFFICIENTLY COMPLETE AND  ILLUS-
TRATE ALL DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN; AND
  (F)  ANY  REQUIRED  PERMITTING  FEES, WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO RETURN UPON
DENIAL OF A PERMIT APPLICATION.
  UPON APPROVAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
ISSUE  SUCH  PERMIT.  SUCH PERMIT SHALL STATE THE TIME BY WHICH THE WORK
SHALL COMMENCE AND ALSO WHEN SUCH PERMIT EXPIRES. IF AFTER THE WORK  HAS
BEEN STARTED, WORK IS SUSPENDED OR ABANDONED FOR A PERIOD OF SIXTY DAYS,
OR  SUCH  SHORTER  PERIOD OF TIME AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY SPECIFY AT THE
TIME THE PERMIT IS ISSUED, THE PERMIT SHALL EXPIRE.  UPON EXPIRATION  OF
A  PERMIT  FOR  WHICH  WORK HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED, THE COMMISSIONER MAY
EXTEND SUCH PERMIT.
  3. LICENSING AND PERMITTING EXEMPTIONS. WHENEVER AN  EMERGENCY  EXISTS
IN  THIS  STATE  DUE  TO  A  DISASTER  OR ACT OF GOD, WHICH IMPERILS THE
HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR  INDIVIDUALS  AND  PLACING
SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS IN IMMINENT DANGER OF INJURY OR DEATH AND
THE NUMBER OF PERSONS IN THE STATE HOLDING LICENSES GRANTED BY THE BOARD
IS  INSUFFICIENT  TO COPE WITH SUCH EMERGENCY, ANY PERSON CERTIFIED BY A
LICENSED ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO HAVE AN ACCEPTABLE COMBINATION OF  DOCU-
MENTED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION TO PERFORM ELEVATOR WORK WITH DIRECT AND
IMMEDIATE  SUPERVISION  SHALL  SEEK  AN  EMERGENCY  ELEVATOR  MECHANIC'S
LICENSE FROM THE COMMISSIONER WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS AFTER COMMENCING
WORK REQUIRING A LICENSE.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE EMERGENCY ELEVA-
TOR MECHANIC'S LICENSES  TO  ADDRESS  THE  EMERGENCY  THAT  EXISTS.  THE
LICENSED  ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR  SHALL FURNISH PROOF OF COMPETENCY AS THE
COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE. EACH SUCH LICENSE  SHALL  RECITE  THAT  IT  IS
VALID  FOR  A  PERIOD OF FIFTEEN DAYS FROM THE DATE THEREOF AND FOR SUCH
PARTICULAR ELEVATORS OR  GEOGRAPHICAL  AREAS  AS  THE  COMMISSIONER  MAY
DESIGNATE TO ADDRESS THE EMERGENCY SITUATION AND OTHERWISE SHALL ENTITLE
THE  LICENSEE  TO  THE  RIGHTS  AND PRIVILEGES OF AN ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S
LICENSE ISSUED IN THIS ARTICLE.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL RENEW  AN  EMER-
GENCY  ELEVATOR  MECHANIC'S LICENSE DURING THE EXISTENCE OF AN EMERGENCY
AS NEEDED. NO FEE SHALL BE CHARGED FOR ANY EMERGENCY ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S
LICENSE OR RENEWAL THEREOF.
  S 930.  QUALIFICATIONS,  TRAINING  AND  CONTINUING  EDUCATION.  1.  NO
LICENSE  SHALL  BE  GRANTED  TO ANY PERSON WHO HAS NOT PAID THE REQUIRED
APPLICATION FEE AND DEMONSTRATED HIS OR HER  QUALIFICATIONS  AND  ABILI-
TIES.  APPLICANTS  FOR  A MECHANIC'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE ONE OF THE

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FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS: (A) AN ACCEPTABLE  COMBINATION  OF  DOCUMENTED
EXPERIENCE  AND  EDUCATION  CREDITS CONSISTING OF (I) NOT LESS THAN FOUR
YEARS WORK EXPERIENCE  IN  THE  CONSTRUCTION,  MAINTENANCE  AND  SERVICE
REPAIR  OF  ELEVATORS, AS VERIFIED BY CURRENT AND PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS AND
(II) SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF A WRITTEN EXAMINATION,  ADMINISTERED  BY
THE  COMMISSIONER, ON THE MOST RECENT NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL CONVEY-
ANCES CODES AND STANDARDS; OR
  (B)  ACCEPTABLE  PROOF  THAT  HE  OR  SHE  HAS  WORKED   ON   ELEVATOR
CONSTRUCTION,  MAINTENANCE  OR  REPAIR  WITH DIRECT AND IMMEDIATE SUPER-
VISION IN THIS STATE FOR A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN FOUR YEARS IMMEDIATE-
LY PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH
APPLICANT  SHALL  FILE SUCH APPLICATION WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS ARTICLE; OR
  (C) A CERTIFICATE OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION  AND  SUCCESSFULLY  PASSING
THE MECHANIC EXAMINATION OF A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TRAINING PROGRAM FOR
THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NATIONAL ELEVA-
TOR INDUSTRY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OR ITS EQUIVALENT; OR
  (D)  CERTIFICATE  OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE JOINT APPRENTICE AND
TRAINING COMMITTEE OF THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY OF LOCAL 3, IBEW,  EE  DIVI-
SION  TRAINING PROGRAM OR AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR ELEVATOR MECHAN-
ICS, HAVING STANDARDS SUBSTANTIALLY EQUAL TO THOSE OF THIS CHAPTER,  AND
REGISTERED  WITH THE BUREAU OF APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING, U.S. DEPART-
MENT OF LABOR OR A STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL.
  2. APPLICANTS FOR AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE TO
THE COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYS LICENSED ELEVATOR
MECHANICS WHO PERFORM THE WORK DESCRIBED IN SECTION NINE  HUNDRED  TWEN-
TY-SIX  OF  THIS ARTICLE AND HAVE PROOF OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE INSURANCE
REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION
NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  3. ANY APPLICANTS FOR AN ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE
TO  THE  SATISFACTION  OF  THE COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH APPLICANT MEETS OR
EXCEEDS APPLICABLE NATIONAL STANDARDS. PRIVATE ELEVATOR INSPECTORS SHALL
MAINTAIN THE SAME INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS AS AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR.
  4. (A) THE RENEWAL OF ALL LICENSES GRANTED  UNDER  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL BE CONDITIONED UPON THE SUBMISSION OF A CERTIF-
ICATE OF COMPLETION OF A COURSE DESIGNED TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING EDUCA-
TION OF LICENSEES ON NEW AND EXISTING NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL CONVEY-
ANCES CODES AND STANDARDS. SUCH COURSE SHALL CONSIST OF  NOT  LESS  THAN
EIGHT HOURS OF INSTRUCTION THAT SHALL BE ATTENDED ANNUALLY AND COMPLETED
PRECEDING  ANY  SUCH  LICENSE  RENEWAL. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS,  AND  SHALL
APPROVE  SUCH  PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS MAINTAIN A LIST OF APPROVED PROGRAMS
WHICH SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO LICENSE APPLICANTS, PERMIT  APPLICANTS,
RENEWAL  APPLICANTS  AND  OTHER  INTERESTED  PARTIES  UPON  REQUEST. THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS  SETTING  FORTH  THE
CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL OF SUCH PROGRAMS, THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN
APPLYING  FOR  SUCH  APPROVAL,  AND  OTHER  RULES AND REGULATIONS AS THE
COMMISSIONER DEEMS NECESSARY AND PROPER TO EFFECTUATE  THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION.
  (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ASSESS  A FEE FOR EACH TRAINING PROGRAM
COMPLETION  CERTIFICATE  AND  FOR  EACH   REFRESHER   TRAINING   PROGRAM
COMPLETION  CERTIFICATE,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
COST OF SUCH CERTIFICATES BE ASSESSED BY THE SPONSOR  OF  SUCH  TRAINING
PROGRAM AGAINST THE PARTICIPANTS.
  5.  THE  RENEWAL  OF ALL LICENSES GRANTED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION SHALL BE CONDITIONED UPON THE SUBMISSION  OF  A  CERTIFICATE  OF

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COMPLETION  OF  A  COURSE DESIGNED TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING EDUCATION OF
LICENSEES ON NEW AND EXISTING REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. SUCH COURSE
SHALL CONSIST OF NOT LESS THAN EIGHT HOURS OF INSTRUCTION THAT SHALL  BE
ATTENDED AND COMPLETED ANNUALLY PRIOR TO ANY SUCH LICENSE RENEWAL.
  THE  COURSES  SHALL BE TAUGHT BY INSTRUCTORS THROUGH CONTINUING EDUCA-
TION PROVIDERS THAT MAY INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE  LIMITED  TO,  ASSOCI-
ATION  SEMINARS,  AND  LABOR  TRAINING  PROGRAMS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
APPROVE THE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS.  ALL  INSTRUCTORS  SHALL  BE
EXEMPT  FROM  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH WITH REGARD TO
THEIR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE RENEWAL PROVIDED THAT SUCH  APPLICANT  WAS
QUALIFIED  AS  AN INSTRUCTOR AT ANY TIME DURING THE ONE YEAR IMMEDIATELY
PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED DATE FOR SUCH RENEWAL.
  APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS SHALL KEEP UNIFORM RECORDS, FOR  A  PERIOD
OF  SIX YEARS, OF ATTENDANCE OF LICENSEES FOLLOWING A FORMAT APPROVED BY
THE COMMISSIONER AND SUCH RECORDS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR  INSPECTION  BY
THE  COMMISSIONER  AT  HIS OR HER REQUEST.   APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS
SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY  OF  ALL  ATTENDANCE  RECORDS  AND
CERTIFICATES  OF COMPLETION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FALSIFYING OR KNOW-
INGLY ALLOWING ANOTHER TO FALSIFY SUCH  ATTENDANCE  RECORDS  OR  CERTIF-
ICATES  OF COMPLETION SHALL CONSTITUTE GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION OR REVOCA-
TION OF THE APPROVAL REQUIRED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  S 931. POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER.  1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE
AUTHORITY TO INSPECT, OR CAUSE TO BE  INSPECTED,  ONGOING  OR  COMPLETED
CONVEYANCES  PROJECTS  AND  TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION THEREOF UPON THE
COMMISSIONER'S OWN INITIATION OR UPON RECEIPT  OF  A  COMPLAINT  BY  ANY
PERSON  OR ENTITY. HOWEVER, NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL PERMIT THE
COMMISSIONER TO ENTER A PRIVATE RESIDENCE.
  2. IF, UPON RECEIPT OF A COMPLAINT ALLEGING A VIOLATION OF THIS  ARTI-
CLE, THE COMMISSIONER REASONABLE BELIEVES THAT SUCH VIOLATION EXISTS, HE
OR  SHE  SHALL  INVESTIGATE  AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE TO DETERMINE IF SUCH
VIOLATION EXISTS. IF THE COMMISSIONER DETERMINES THAT  NO  VIOLATION  OR
DANGER  EXISTS,  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL INFORM THE COMPLAINING PERSON OR
ENTITY.
  3. IF,  UPON  INVESTIGATION,  THE  COMMISSIONER  DETERMINES  THAT  THE
ALLEGED  VIOLATION EXISTS, THE COMMISSIONER MAY DELIVER TO SUCH OWNER OR
ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR OR HIS OR HER  AGENT  OR  REPRESENTATIVE  A  WRITTEN
ORDER  TO CURE SUCH VIOLATION AND MAY ORDER THAT THEIR PERMIT TO WORK ON
SUCH INSTALLATION, REPAIR OR  MAINTENANCE  PROJECT  SHALL  BE  SUSPENDED
UNTIL  SUCH  VIOLATION IS CURED. SUCH ORDER SHALL SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATE
THE VIOLATIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE THE BASIS OF THE ORDER TO CURE OR  ORDER
OF  SUSPENSION  AND SHALL SPECIFY THE CORRECTIVE ACTION TO BE TAKEN. THE
COMMISSIONER MAY ALLOW THE PERMIT TO TOLL DURING THE TIME OF SUCH ORDER.
  4. UPON RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN NOTICE FROM THE ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR,  OR
HIS  OR  HER  AGENT  OR  REPRESENTATIVE,  THAT  SUCH  VIOLATION HAS BEEN
CORRECTED, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN TEN  DAYS,  ISSUE  A  DETERMI-
NATION  AS  TO  WHETHER  SUCH  ORDER TO CURE HAS BEEN SATISFIED AND SUCH
ORDER OF SUSPENSION, IF ANY, SHALL BE LIFTED. IF THE COMMISSIONER DETER-
MINES THAT THE ORDER TO CURE HAS  NOT  BEEN  SATISFIED  HE  OR  SHE  MAY
CONTINUE  SUCH ORDER FOR A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME UPON THE CONSENT OF
THE CONTRACTOR, OR HIS OR HER AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE.  IF  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  DOES NOT CONTINUE THE ORDER, OR IF THE CONTRACTOR, OR HIS OR HER
AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE DOES  NOT  CONSENT  TO  SUCH  CONTINUATION,  THE
CONTRACTOR  SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO A HEARING TO DETERMINE IF SUCH ORDER
SHALL BE LIFTED. ANY ENTITY OR CONTRACTOR WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY  AFFECTED
BY  A NOTICE, SUSPENSION, OR DETERMINATION ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION MAY

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COMMENCE A PROCEEDING PURSUANT TO ARTICLE  SEVENTY-EIGHT  OF  THE  CIVIL
PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  5. THE COMMISSIONER MAY, AFTER A NOTICE AND HEARING, SUSPEND OR REVOKE
A  LICENSE  ISSUED  UNDER  THIS  ARTICLE  BASED  ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
VIOLATIONS:
  (A) ANY FALSE STATEMENT AS TO A MATERIAL MATTER IN THE APPLICATION;
  (B) FRAUD, OR MISREPRESENTATION, IN SECURING A LICENSE;
  (C) FAILURE TO NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER AND THE OWNER OR  LESSEE  OF  A
CONVEYANCE OF ANY CONDITION NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS ARTICLE;
  (D)  A VIOLATION OF SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE;
OR
  (E) A FINDING BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT A CONTRACTOR HAS VIOLATED  THIS
ARTICLE  OR ANY RULE OR REGULATION PROMULGATED THEREUNDER TWICE WITHIN A
PERIOD OF THREE YEARS, OR THAT A CONTRACTOR HAS VIOLATED A PROVISION  OF
THIS  ARTICLE  AND  SUCH  VIOLATION  RESULTED IN A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE
HEALTH OR SAFETY OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS. THE COMMISSIONER  MAY,
IN  ADDITION  TO ORDERING THAT SUCH CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE BE REVOKED, BAR
SUCH INDIVIDUAL FROM BEING ELIGIBLE TO REAPPLY FOR SUCH  LICENSE  FOR  A
PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TWO YEARS.
  6.  THE  COMMISSIONER  MAY,  AFTER NOTICE AND HEARING, REVOKE A PERMIT
ISSUED UNDER THIS ARTICLE BASED ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING VIOLATIONS:
  (A) ANY FALSE STATEMENTS OR MISREPRESENTATION AS TO A MATERIAL FACT IN
THE APPLICATION, PLANS, OR SPECIFICATIONS ON WHICH THE PERMIT WAS BASED;
  (B) ANY APPLICATION WHICH BY OMISSION OR MISTAKE FAILS TO COMPLY  WITH
THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE;
  (C)  ANY  FAILURE TO PERFORM WORK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
THE APPLICATION, PLANS OR SPECIFICATIONS OR  WITH  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF
THIS ARTICLE OR CONDITIONS OF THE PERMIT;
  (D)  A  FAILURE BY THE OWNER OR ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO WHOM THE PERMIT
WAS ISSUED TO COMPLY WITH AN ORDER ISSUED PURSUANT TO  SUBDIVISION  FOUR
OF THIS SECTION; OR
  (E) A FINDING BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT AN INDIVIDUAL OR CONTRACTOR WHO
HAS  BEEN  ISSUED A PERMIT HAS VIOLATED ANY PROVISION UNDER SECTION NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE.
  7. (A) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, IF THE
COMMISSIONER FINDS, AFTER NOTICE AND HEARING,  THAT  AN  INDIVIDUAL  HAS
VIOLATED  ANY  PROVISION  OF  THIS ARTICLE, HE OR SHE MAY IMPOSE A CIVIL
PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH SUCH VIOLATION. UPON
A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE DETERMINATION
OF A PRIOR VIOLATION, THE COMMISSIONER MAY IMPOSE A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO
EXCEED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  (B) THE PENALTY PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION  MAY
BE  INCREASED  TO  AN  AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IF THE
VIOLATION RESULTED IN A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE HEALTH  OR  SAFETY  OF  AN
INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS.
  8.  ANY ENTITY OR CONTRACTOR WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY AN ORDER
ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION MAY COMMENCE A PROCEEDING PURSUANT TO  ARTICLE
SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  9. THE COMMISSIONER MAY BRING AN ACTION IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURIS-
DICTION TO ENJOIN ANY CONDUCT THAT VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTI-
CLE.
  10. THE COMMISSIONER MAY PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO
CARRY OUT AND EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S  932.  NEW  YORK  STATE  ELEVATOR  SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD. 1. AN
ELEVATOR SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD IS HEREBY  CREATED,  TO  CONSIST  OF
NINE  MEMBERS.  THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND

S. 2917--A                         11

THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL EACH APPOINT THREE MEMBERS. THE GOVER-
NOR'S APPOINTEES SHALL BE COMPRISED  OF  A  REPRESENTATIVE  OF  A  MAJOR
ELEVATOR  MANUFACTURING  COMPANY,  A  MEMBER OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND A
BUILDING  OWNER,  MANAGER  OR REPRESENTATIVE; THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF
THE SENATE'S APPOINTEES SHALL BE  COMPRISED  OF  AN  ELEVATOR  SERVICING
COMPANY, AN ELEVATOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER OR CONSULTANT, AND AN ELEVA-
TOR  INSPECTOR;  THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY'S  APPOINTEES  SHALL BE
COMPRISED OF AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE LABOR  UNION,  AN  ELEVATOR
MECHANIC, AND A FIRE MARSHAL. THE COMMISSIONERS OF HEALTH, LABOR, EDUCA-
TION,  AND  ECONOMIC  DEVELOPMENT OR THEIR DESIGNEES SHALL BE EX-OFFICIO
MEMBERS. THE BOARD SHALL MEET ON  AN  AS  NEEDED  BASIS  TO  ADVISE  THE
COMMISSIONER  ON  THE  IMPLEMENTATION  OF  THIS ARTICLE. THE BOARD SHALL
ELECT A CHAIRPERSON TO SERVE FOR THE TERM OF THEIR  APPOINTMENT  TO  THE
BOARD.    THE  BOARD SHALL PREPARE AN ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE GOVERNOR AND
THE LEGISLATURE, COPIES OF WHICH SHALL BE SENT TO THE  COMMISSIONERS  OF
HEALTH, EDUCATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND LABOR.
  2. THE FIRST MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT
OF  THE SENATE, AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL HAVE A TERM OF ONE
YEAR; THE SECOND MEMBER APPOINTED BY EACH SHALL HAVE A TERM OF TWO YEARS
AND THE REMAINING MEMBERS SHALL HAVE A TERM OF THREE YEARS. EACH OF SUCH
APPOINTED MEMBERS SHALL HOLD OFFICE FOR THE TERM FOR WHICH  SUCH  MEMBER
WAS  APPOINTED  AND UNTIL HIS OR HER SUCCESSOR SHALL HAVE BEEN APPOINTED
OR UNTIL HE OR SHE SHALL RESIGN.  THE TERM OF OFFICE  OF  ALL  SUCCESSOR
MEMBERS  SHALL BE THREE YEARS. THE MEMBERS SHALL SERVE WITHOUT SALARY OR
COMPENSATION, BUT SHALL BE REIMBURSED FOR NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN
THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  3. THE BOARD MAY CONSULT WITH ENGINEERING  AUTHORITIES  AND  ORGANIZA-
TIONS  CONCERNED  WITH  STANDARD  SAFETY  CODES,  RULES  AND REGULATIONS
GOVERNING THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE,  SERVICING,  CONSTRUCTION,  ALTER-
ATION,  INSTALLATION,  AND  INSPECTION  OF CONVEYANCES AND THE ADEQUATE,
REASONABLE, AND NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS OF ELEVATOR MECHANICS, CONTRAC-
TORS, AND INSPECTORS.
  4. THE DUTIES OF THE BOARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:
  (A) ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER AND THE  DEPARTMENT  IN  ESTABLISHING  THE
STATE REGULATIONS FOR EQUIPMENT COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE;
  (B)  DEVELOP  RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR  AN  ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM WHICH WILL
ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS  PROMULGATED  BY
THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE;
  (C)  ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER IN GRANTING EXCEPTIONS AND VARIANCES FROM
THE LITERAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE APPLICABLE  CODE  AND  STANDARDS,  REGU-
LATIONS,  AND LOCAL LEGISLATION, IN CASES WHERE SUCH VARIANCES WOULD NOT
JEOPARDIZE THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE;
  (D) ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER IN SETTING  FEE  SCHEDULES  FOR  LICENSES,
PERMITS,  AND  INSPECTIONS.  THE FEES SHALL REFLECT THE ACTUAL COSTS AND
EXPENSES TO CONDUCT THE DUTIES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE; AND
  (E) ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER IN ANY AND ALL THINGS NECESSARY OR CONVEN-
IENT TO THE COMMISSIONER'S DUTY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS  ARTI-
CLE.
  S 933. EXEMPT PERSONS. THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO
THE  PRACTICE,  CONDUCT, ACTIVITIES, OR SERVICES BY A PERSON LICENSED TO
PRACTICE ARCHITECTURE WITHIN THIS STATE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE  HUNDRED
FORTY-SEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW OR ENGINEERING WITHIN THIS STATE PURSU-
ANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S  2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-llll
to read as follows:

S. 2917--A                         12

  S 97-LLLL. ELEVATOR AND RELATED CONVEYANCES  SAFETY  PROGRAM  ACCOUNT.
1.  THERE  IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
THE ELEVATOR AND RELATED CONVEYANCES SAFETY PROGRAM ACCOUNT.
  2.  SUCH  FUND  SHALL  CONSIST  OF  MONEYS  COLLECTED  PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE THIRTY-TWO OF THE LABOR LAW.
  3. MONEYS OF THE FUND SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMISSIONER OF  LABOR
FOR  PURPOSES  OF  OFFSETTING  THE COSTS INCURRED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF
LABOR FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF ARTICLE THIRTY-TWO  OF  THE  LABOR  LAW,
INCLUDING  THE ADMINISTRATION OF ELEVATOR AND RELATED CONVEYANCES SAFETY
PROGRAMS, THE ADMINISTRATION OF LICENSES AND PERMITS, AND  THE  ADMINIS-
TRATION  OF CERTIFICATES OF OPERATION AS SET FORTH IN SUCH ARTICLE THIR-
TY-TWO.
  4. THE MONEYS SHALL BE PAID OUT OF THE FUND ON THE AUDIT  AND  WARRANT
OF THE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS CERTIFIED OR APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER
OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE.
  5.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS OF ANY GENERAL OR SPECIAL LAW, NO
MONEYS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FUND UNTIL  A  CERTIFICATE  OF  ALLO-
CATION  AND  A  SCHEDULE  OF AMOUNTS TO BE AVAILABLE THEREFOR SHALL HAVE
BEEN ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET, AND A COPY  OF  SUCH  CERTIF-
ICATE  FILED  WITH THE COMPTROLLER. SUCH CERTIFICATE MAY BE AMENDED FROM
TIME TO TIME BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET  AND  A  COPY  OF  EACH  SUCH
AMENDMENT SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMPTROLLER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date,  and
the  appointment  of  the  New  York state elevator safety and standards
board, are authorized and directed to be established, made and completed
on or before such effective date.

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S2917B - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5233A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 32 §§925 - 933, Lab L; add §97-llll, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A8359B, S7026A

S2917B - Bill Texts

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Requires the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators and other automatic people moving devices and creates the New York state elevator safety and standards board and the elevator and related conveyances safety program account.

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BILL NUMBER:S2917B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law and the state finance
law, in relation to requiring the licensing of persons engaged in the
design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair
of elevators and other automated people moving devices

PURPOSE: To reduce unsafe elevator hazards by requiring proper
training of persons employed to design, construct, inspect, maintain,
alter and repair elevators and other automated people moving
conveyances and requiring the licensing of individuals involved in
elevator projects.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the Labor Law by adding a new article 32: ELEVATORS
AND OTHER CONVEYANCES; LICENSING which consists of sections 925-933.

Section 925: Legislative findings and declaration.

Section 926: Application. Describes the types of equipment covered
under this article.

Section 927: Definitions. Defines the terms used in this article.

Section 928: Licensing, permit, registration and compliance
requirements. Requires licenses and permits to engage in the erection,
construction, alteration, replacement, or maintenance of an elevator.

Section 929: License and permit procedure. All applications for
elevator contractor's, elevator mechanic's, and elevator inspector's
licenses and required permits shall be submitted in writing on forms
furnished by the Commissioner of Labor and shall contain such
information as the Commissioner may require.

Section 930: Qualifications, training and continuing education.
Provides for necessary qualifications, training and continuing
education of those engaged in the erection, construction, alteration,
replacement, or maintenance of an elevator.

Applicants for an elevator mechanic's license must demonstrate one of
the following qualifications: (A) an acceptable combination of
documented experience and education credits consisting of (1) not less
than four year's work experience in the construction, maintenance and
service repair of-elevators, as verified by current and previous
employers and (2) satisfactory completion of a written examination
administered by the Department on the most recent national, state, and
local conveyances codes and standards; or (B) acceptable proof that he
or she has worked on elevator construction, maintenance or repair with
direct and immediate supervision in this state for a period of not
less than four years immediately prior to the effective date of this
article provided that such applicant shall file their application
within one year of the effective date of this article; or (C) a
certificate of successful completion and successfully passing, the
mechanic examination of a nationally recognized training program for
the elevator industry: or (D) a certificate of successful completion
of the Joint Apprentice and Training Committee of the Elevator


Industry of Local 3, IBEW, EE Division Training Program or an
apprenticeship program for elevator mechanics having standards
substantially equal to those of this chapter and registered with the
bureau of apprenticeship and training, U.S. Department of Labor or a
state apprenticeship council.

Applicants for an elevator contractor's license must demonstrate to
the Commissioner that such elevator contractor employs licensed
elevator mechanics and have proof of compliance with insurance
requirements. Applicants for an elevator inspector's license must
demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that such
applicant meets or exceeds the current national standards for elevator
inspectors. The renewal of all licenses shall be conditioned upon the
completion of continuing education.

Section 931: Powers of the commissioner. The Commissioner shall have
the authority to inspect, or cause to be inspected, ongoing or
completed conveyances projects, issue notices of violations, suspend
or revoke licenses or permits. or impose penalties for non-compliance
with the provisions of this article. Additionally, the Commissioner
shall promulgate such rules and regulations as he or she deems
necessary and proper to effectuate the purposes and provisions of this
article and otherwise make appropriate orders with respect to the
repair and construction of elevators.

Section 932: New York State elevator safety and standards board.
Creates the New York State Elevator Safety and Standards Board which
will consist of nine (9) members of which three (3) each are appointed
by the Governor, Speaker of the Assembly and Temporary President of
the Senate.

Section 933: Exempt persons. Provides that this article shall not be
construed to apply to the practice, conduct, activities, or services
by a person licensed practice architecture or engineering.

Section 2: Amends the State Finance Law by adding a new section
97-1111 which creates the Elevator and related conveyances safety
program account and provides that the account shall be utilized to
implement the provisions of this law.

Section 3: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The use of unsafe and defective elevators and other
automated people moving, conveyances expose employees and the public
to unsafe conditions and create substantial likelihood of serious
injury. The improper and uninformed manner in which some contractors
and their employees design, construct, inspect, maintain, alter and
repair such conveyances creates an unnecessary, and preventable,
health and safety risk to employees and the public. In New York, one
of the most notable instances of an elevator death is that of Suzanne
Hart, a Manhattan advertising executive, in 2011. Suzanne was crushed
when she tried to walk onto the elevator at her place of work and it
suddenly shot upward, killing her instantly.

Even since the close of the last legislative session, there have been
multiple deaths and injuries related to elevator malfunctions.
Recently, in Mount Vernon, NY, a 12-year-old boy was injured after


falling into an elevator shaft when the closed elevator doors gave out
under his weight. In Schenectady, NY, a restaurant owner died after
being wedged beneath a dumbwaiter that was being repaired. In
Washington Heights, a building supervisor was injured after a elevator
slid down and struck him while he was working near an elevator shaft
in the building. These are only a few instances in an array of
devastating and preventable injuries and deaths. The purpose of this
bill is to protect the public and prevent injury, by requiring proper
training of persons employed to design, construct, inspect, maintain,
alter and repair elevators, or other automated people moving
conveyances, and by requiring the licensing of contractors and the
certification of individuals involved in elevator and other automated
people moving, conveyances projects.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7026-A of 2012: Died in Senate Finance
Committee, Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None anticipated.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall have become law, provided, however, that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of this act on
its effective date, and the appointment of the board, are authorized
and directed to be established, made and completed on or before such
effective date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                 2917--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC, SAVINO, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BOYLE, BRESLIN,
  CARLUCCI, DILAN, ESPAILLAT,  FLANAGAN,  FUSCHILLO,  GIANARIS,  GOLDEN,
  GRIFFO,  GRISANTI,  HASSELL-THOMPSON, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LANZA, LARKIN,
  LATIMER, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, O'BRIEN, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAMPSON,
  SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Labor -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee  and
  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the labor law and the state finance law, in relation to
  requiring  the  licensing  of   persons   engaged   in   the   design,
  construction,  inspection,  maintenance,  alteration,  and  repair  of
  elevators and other automated people moving devices

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 32 to read
as follows:
                                ARTICLE 32
               ELEVATORS AND OTHER CONVEYANCES; LICENSING
SECTION 925. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.
        926. APPLICATION.
        927. DEFINITIONS.
        928. LICENSING,  PERMIT,  REGISTRATION  AND  COMPLIANCE REQUIRE-
               MENTS.
        929. LICENSE AND PERMIT PROCEDURE.
        930. QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION.
        931. POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER.
        932. NEW YORK STATE ELEVATOR SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD.
        933. EXEMPT PERSONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00730-05-3

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  S 925. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.  THE  LEGISLATURE  HEREBY
FINDS THAT THE USE OF UNSAFE AND DEFECTIVE ELEVATORS AND OTHER AUTOMATED
PEOPLE MOVING CONVEYANCES MAY EXPOSE THE PUBLIC TO UNSAFE CONDITIONS AND
INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT IMPROPER DESIGN,
CONSTRUCTION,  MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF SUCH CONVEYANCES IS PREVENTABLE
BY REQUIRING PROPER TRAINING OF PERSONS  EMPLOYED  TO  PERFORM  WORK  ON
ELEVATORS AND OTHER AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVING CONVEYANCES AND BY REQUIRING
THE  LICENSING  OF  CONTRACTORS  AND  THE  CERTIFICATION  OF INDIVIDUALS
INVOLVED IN ELEVATOR  AND  OTHER  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE  MOVING  CONVEYANCES
PROJECTS.
  NOTHING  IN  THIS  ARTICLE  IS  INTENDED  TO CREATE, EXPAND, DIMINISH,
LIMIT, IMPAIR, OR SUPERSEDE ANY RIGHTS UNDER CURRENT LAW, RULE, OR REGU-
LATION, OR RESULTING FROM A DETERMINATION OF A  COURT  OR  THE  NATIONAL
LABOR  RELATIONS  BOARD  WITH  REGARD TO BUILDING TRADES AND THE WORK OF
SUCH BUILDING TRADE. NOR IS IT INTENDED TO ABROGATE ANY RIGHTS OR DUTIES
UNDER ANY CONTRACT WITH REGARD TO BUILDING TRADES AND THE WORK  OF  SUCH
BUILDING TRADE.
  S  926.  APPLICATION. 1. THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, ERECTION, INSTALLA-
TION, INSPECTION, TESTING, MAINTENANCE, ALTERATION, SERVICE, AND  REPAIR
OF THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT ARE COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE:
  (A)  HOISTING  AND LOWERING MECHANISMS EQUIPPED WITH A CAR OR PLATFORM
WHICH MOVES BETWEEN TWO OR MORE LANDINGS. THIS EQUIPMENT  INCLUDES,  BUT
IS NOT LIMITED TO ELEVATORS, PLATFORM LIFTS AND STAIRWAY CHAIR LIFTS;
  (B)  POWER  DRIVEN STAIRWAYS AND WALKWAYS FOR CARRYING PERSONS BETWEEN
LANDINGS.  THIS EQUIPMENT INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT  LIMITED  TO,  ESCALATORS
AND MOVING WALKS;
  (C) HOISTING AND LOWERING MECHANISMS EQUIPPED WITH A CAR, WHICH SERVES
TWO  OR  MORE  LANDINGS AND IS RESTRICTED TO THE CARRYING OF MATERIAL BY
ITS LIMITED SIZE OR LIMITED ACCESS TO THE CAR. THIS EQUIPMENT  INCLUDES,
BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DUMBWAITERS, MATERIAL LIFTS, AND DUMBWAITERS WITH
AUTOMATIC   TRANSFER   DEVICES   AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  NINE  HUNDRED
TWENTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE; AND
  (D) AUTOMATIC GUIDED TRANSIT VEHICLES ON GUIDEWAYS WITH  AN  EXCLUSIVE
RIGHT  OF  WAY.   THIS EQUIPMENTS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, AUTO-
MATED PEOPLE MOVERS.
  2. THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE:
  (A) MATERIAL HOISTS;
  (B) MANLIFTS;
  (C) MOBILE SCAFFOLDS, TOWERS, AND PLATFORMS;
  (D) POWERED PLATFORMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR  MAINTE-
NANCE;
  (E) CONVEYOR AND RELATED EQUIPMENT;
  (F) CRANES, DERRICKS, HOISTS, HOOKS, JACKS AND SLINGS;
  (G) INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS;
  (H) PORTABLE  EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT FOR PORTABLE ESCALATORS;
  (I)  TIERING  AND  PILING  MACHINES USED TO MOVE MATERIALS TO AND FROM
STORAGE LOCATED AND OPERATING ENTIRELY WITHIN ONE STORY;
  (J) EQUIPMENT FOR FEEDING OR POSITIONING MATERIALS INCLUDING, BUT  NOT
LIMITED TO, MACHINE TOOLS AND PRINTING PRESSES;
  (K) SKIP OR FURNACE HOISTS;
  (L) WHARF RAMPS;
  (M) RAILROAD CAR LIFTS OR DUMPERS;
  (N)  LINE  JACKS,  FALSE  CARS, SHAFTERS, MOVING PLATFORMS AND SIMILAR
EQUIPMENT USED FOR INSTALLING AN ELEVATOR BY A  CONTRACTOR  LICENSED  IN
THIS STATE.

S. 2917--B                          3

  3.  THE  LICENSING,  PERMITTING  AND  CERTIFICATION PROVISIONS OF THIS
ARTICLE SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE OWNERS OR LESSEES OF  PRIVATE  RESIDENCES
WHO  DESIGN,  ERECT, CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ALTER, REPAIR, SERVICE OR MAIN-
TAIN CONVEYANCES THAT ARE LOCATED OR WILL BE LOCATED IN  SUCH  OWNER  OR
LESSEE'S  PRIVATE RESIDENCE. HOWEVER, ANY PERSON HIRED TO DESIGN, ERECT,
CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ALTER, REPAIR, SERVICE,  MAINTAIN,  OR  PERFORM  ANY
OTHER  WORK  RELATED TO SUCH CONVEYANCES MUST COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS ARTICLE.
  4. NO LICENSE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR  THE  REMOVAL  OR  DISMANTLING  OF
CONVEYANCES.
  5. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE RULES ADOPTED PURSUANT THER-
ETO  SHALL  BE  THE  MINIMUM  STANDARD  REQUIRED AND SHALL SUPERSEDE ANY
SPECIAL LAW OR LOCAL ORDINANCE  INCONSISTENT  THEREWITH,  AND  NO  LOCAL
ORDINANCE  INCONSISTENT  THEREWITH  SHALL BE ADOPTED, BUT NOTHING HEREIN
CONTAINED SHALL PREVENT THE ENACTMENT BY LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE OF ADDI-
TIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS.
  S 927. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
  1. "AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER" MEANS A GUIDED  TRANSIT  MODE  WITH  FULLY
AUTOMATED  OPERATION,  FEATURING VEHICLES THAT OPERATE ON GUIDEWAYS WITH
EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-OF-WAY.
  2. "BOARD" MEANS THE NEW YORK  STATE  ELEVATOR  SAFETY  AND  STANDARDS
BOARD ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE.
  3.  "CERTIFICATE  OF OPERATION" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE COMMIS-
SIONER THAT INDICATES THAT THE ELEVATOR OR RELATED  CONVEYANCE  HAS  HAD
THE  REQUIRED  SAFETY INSPECTION AND TESTS AND THAT THE FEES REQUIRED BY
THIS ARTICLE HAVE BEEN PAID.
  4. "TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE
COMMISSIONER WHICH PERMITS THE TEMPORARY USE OF A NON-COMPLIANT ELEVATOR
OR RELATED CONVEYANCE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR A LIMITED TIME,  NOT  TO
EXCEED THIRTY DAYS, WHILE MINOR REPAIRS ARE BEING COMPLETED.
  5.  "CONVEYANCE"  MEANS  ANY  ELEVATOR,  DUMBWAITER, ESCALATOR, MOVING
SIDEWALK, PLATFORM  LIFTS,  STAIRWAY  CHAIRLIFTS  AND  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE
MOVERS.
  6.  "DORMANT ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, OR ESCALATOR" MEANS AN INSTALLATION
PLACED OUT OF SERVICE UNDER THE FOLLOWING  CIRCUMSTANCES:  (A)  WHEN  AN
INSTALLATION'S  POWER  HAS  BEEN  DISCONNECTED  AND (I) WHEN AN ELECTRIC
ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, OR MATERIAL LIFT WHOSE SUSPENSION ROPES HAVE  BEEN
REMOVED, WHOSE CAR AND COUNTERWEIGHT REST AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOISTWAY,
AND  WHOSE  HOISTWAY DOORS HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY BARRICADED OR SEALED IN
THE CLOSED POSITION ON THE HOISTWAY SIDE; OR (II) A HYDRAULIC  ELEVATOR,
DUMBWAITER, OR MATERIAL LIFT WHOSE CAR RESTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOIST-
WAY  AND  WHOSE  DOORS ARE PERMANENTLY BARRICADED OR SEALED; OR (III) AN
ESCALATOR OR MOVING WALK WHOSE ENTRANCES HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY BARRICAD-
ED; OR (B) AS DETERMINED BY STATE OR LOCAL LAW,  CODE,  RULE,  OR  REGU-
LATIONS.
  7. "ELEVATOR" MEANS A HOISTING AND LOWERING MECHANISM, EQUIPPED WITH A
CAR, THAT MOVES WITHIN GUIDES AND SERVES TWO OR MORE LANDINGS.
  8. "ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR" MEANS, A PUBLIC CORPORATION, OR INSTRUMENTAL-
ITY  OF  A PUBLIC CORPORATION, SELF-EMPLOYED PERSON, COMPANY, UNINCORPO-
RATED ASSOCIATION, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY,  CORPO-
RATION,  OR  ANY  OTHER  ENTITY,  OR ANY OWNER OR OPERATOR OF ANY OF THE
FOREGOING ENTITIES, WHO POSSESSES AN ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR'S  LICENSE  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT AND
NINE  HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THIS ARTICLE AND IS ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS
OF DESIGNING, ERECTING, CONSTRUCTING, INSTALLING,  ALTERING,  REPAIRING,

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SERVICING  OR  MAINTAINING  ELEVATORS  OR  OTHER AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  9.  "ELEVATOR  HELPER/APPRENTICE/ASSISTANT  MECHANIC" MEANS ANY PERSON
WHO WORKS UNDER THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF A LICENSED ELEVATOR MECHANIC.
  10. "ELEVATOR INSPECTOR" MEANS ANY PERSON WHO  POSSESSES  AN  ELEVATOR
INSPECTOR'S LICENSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  11.  "ELEVATOR  MECHANIC"  MEANS  ANY PERSON WHO POSSESSES AN ELEVATOR
MECHANIC'S LICENSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  12. "ESCALATOR" MEANS POWER-DRIVEN, INCLINED, CONTINUOUS STAIRWAY USED
FOR RAISING OR LOWERING PASSENGERS.
  13. "EXISTING  INSTALLATION"  MEANS  AN  INSTALLATION  THAT  HAS  BEEN
COMPLETED  OR  IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
ARTICLE.
  14. "LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE DULY ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER, AUTHOR-
IZING THE  DESIGN,  ERECTION,  CONSTRUCTION,  INSTALLATION,  ALTERATION,
REPAIR,  SERVICE,  MAINTENANCE,  OR  INSPECTION  OF  ELEVATORS  OR OTHER
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  15. "ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH ENTITLES THE
HOLDER THEREOF  TO  ENGAGE  IN  THE  BUSINESS  OF  DESIGNING,  ERECTING,
CONSTRUCTING,  INSTALLING, ALTERING, REPAIRING, SERVICING OR MAINTAINING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  16. "ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH ENTITLES  THE
HOLDER  THEREOF  TO  ENGAGE  IN  THE  BUSINESS  OF INSPECTING OR TESTING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  17. "ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH  ENTITLES  THE
HOLDER  THEREOF  TO  INSTALL,  CONSTRUCT,  ALTER, SERVICE, REPAIR, TEST,
MAINTAIN, AND PERFORM WORK ON  CONVEYANCES  OR  OTHER  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE
MOVERS COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  18.  "MOVING  WALK/SIDEWALK" MEANS A TYPE OF PASSENGER-CARRYING DEVICE
ON WHICH PASSENGERS STAND OR WALK, AND IN WHICH  THE  PASSENGER-CARRYING
SURFACE  REMAINS  PARALLEL  TO  ITS  DIRECTION OF MOTION AND IS UNINTER-
RUPTED.
  19. "PERMIT" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER PRIOR TO  THE
COMMENCEMENT   OF   WORK  THAT  PERMITS  A  CONVEYANCE  TO  BE  ERECTED,
CONSTRUCTED, INSTALLED, OR ALTERED UNDER PLANS APPROVED BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  20. "PERSON" MEANS ANY NATURAL PERSON.
  21. "PRIVATE RESIDENCE" MEANS A SEPARATE DWELLING OR A SEPARATE APART-
MENT  IN  A  MULTIPLE DWELLING, WHICH IS OCCUPIED BY MEMBERS OF A SINGLE
FAMILY UNIT.
  22. "REPAIR" MEANS RECONDITIONING OR  RENEWAL  OF  PARTS,  COMPONENTS,
AND/OR  SUBSYSTEMS NECESSARY TO KEEP EQUIPMENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH APPLI-
CABLE CODE REQUIREMENTS.
  23. "ALTERATION" MEANS ANY CHANGE TO EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING  ITS  PARTS,
COMPONENTS,  AND/OR  SUBSYSTEMS,  OTHER  THAN  MAINTENANCE,  REPAIR,  OR
REPLACEMENT, BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES  OF  ARCHI-
TECTURE  OR ENGINEERING AS DEFINED IN SECTIONS SEVENTY-THREE HUNDRED ONE
AND SEVENTY-TWO HUNDRED ONE, RESPECTIVELY, OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  24. "DESIGN" MEANS THE ACT OR PROCESS OF PLANNING THE  REPAIR,  ALTER-
ATION  OR  CONSTRUCTION  OF  ANY  CONVEYANCE,  BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OF  ARCHITECTURE  OR  ENGINEERING  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTIONS  SEVENTY-THREE HUNDRED ONE AND SEVENTY-TWO HUNDRED ONE, RESPEC-
TIVELY, OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  25. "CONSTRUCTION" MEANS  THE  ACT  OR  PROCESS  OF  CONSTRUCTING  ANY
CONVEYANCE.

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  26.  "INSPECTION"  MEANS A CRITICAL EXAMINATION, OBSERVATION OR EVALU-
ATION OF QUALITY AND CODE COMPLIANCE OF ANY CONVEYANCE.
  27. "TESTING" MEANS A PROCESS OR TRIAL OF OPERATION OF ANY CONVEYANCE.
  28. "MAINTENANCE" MEANS A PROCESS OF ROUTINE EXAMINATION, LUBRICATION,
CLEANING, AND ADJUSTMENT OF PARTS, COMPONENTS, AND/OR SUBSYSTEMS FOR THE
PURPOSE  OF  ENSURING PERFORMANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE CODE
REQUIREMENTS.
  29. "SERVICE OR SERVICING" MEANS A SERVICE CALL OR  OTHER  UNSCHEDULED
VISIT,  NOT  INCLUDING  ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OR A REPAIR, FROM A LICENSED
ELEVATOR MECHANIC TO TROUBLESHOOT, ADJUST OR REPAIR AN IMPROPERLY  FUNC-
TIONING OR AN OTHERWISE SHUT DOWN CONVEYANCE.
  30.  "TEMPORARILY DORMANT ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, OR ESCALATOR" MEANS AN
INSTALLATION TEMPORARILY PLACED  OUT  OF  SERVICE  UNDER  THE  FOLLOWING
CIRCUMSTANCES:  (A)  (I)  WHEN SUCH INSTALLATION'S POWER SUPPLY HAS BEEN
DISCONNECTED; AND (II) THE CAR IS PARKED AND ANY DOORS  ARE  CLOSED  AND
LATCHED;  AND  (III) A WIRE SEAL IS INSTALLED ON THE MAINLINE DISCONNECT
SWITCH BY A LICENSED ELEVATOR INSPECTOR; OR (B) AS DETERMINED  BY  STATE
OR LOCAL LAW, CODE, RULE, OR REGULATION.
  31. "ERECT" MEANS TO VERTICALLY CONSTRUCT OR CONNECT ANY CONVEYANCE OR
PART OR SYSTEM THEREOF.
  32.  "INSTALLATION"  INSTALL  MEANS  TO PLACE OR FIX ANY CONVEYANCE OR
PART OR SYSTEM THEREOF, IN POSITION FOR OPERATION.
  TEMPORARILY DORMANT INSTALLATIONS SHALL NOT BE USED UNTIL SUCH INSTAL-
LATION HAS BEEN RESTORED TO A SAFE RUNNING ORDER  AND  IS  IN  CONDITION
SUITABLE  FOR  USE  IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS, CODES, RULES
AND REGULATIONS. SUCH TEMPORARILY DORMANT INSTALLATION SHALL BE  SUBJECT
TO  CONTINUED  INSPECTIONS FOR THE DURATION OF THE "TEMPORARILY DORMANT"
STATUS BY A LICENSED ELEVATOR INSPECTOR. SUCH  INSPECTOR  SHALL  FILE  A
REPORT WITH THE COMMISSIONER DESCRIBING THE CONDITIONS OF SUCH TEMPORAR-
ILY  DORMANT INSTALLATION. THE REPORT SHALL BE FILED ANNUALLY OR MORE OR
LESS FREQUENT AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.  "TEMPORARILY  DORMANT"
STATUS  SHALL  BE  RENEWABLE  ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED A
FIVE-YEAR PERIOD.
  NO PERSON SHALL REMOVE THE WIRE SEAL AND PADLOCK FOR ANY PURPOSE WITH-
OUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE ELEVATOR INSPECTOR.
  S 928. LICENSING, PERMIT, REGISTRATION AND COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS. 1.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR  IN  SUBDIVISIONS  THREE  AND  FOUR  OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF THIS ARTICLE FOR ANY ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO DESIGN, ERECT, CONSTRUCT,
INSTALL,  ALTER, REPLACE, SERVICE, OR MAINTAIN, ANY CONVEYANCE CONTAINED
WITHIN BUILDINGS OR  STRUCTURES  IN  THIS  STATE  UNLESS  SUCH  ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR HOLDS AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE.
  2.  EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FOUR OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF THIS ARTICLE FOR ANY PERSON TO WIRE ANY CONVEYANCE, FROM THE MAINLINE
FEEDER TERMINALS ON THE CONTROLLER, IN THIS STATE UNLESS SUCH PERSON HAS
AN ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S LICENSE AND IS WORKING UNDER  THE  DIRECT  SUPER-
VISION  OF  A  LICENSED ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. NO
OTHER LICENSE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS WORK, EXCLUDING  THE  INSTALLA-
TION OF BRANCH CIRCUITS AND WIRING TERMINATIONS FOR MACHINE ROOM AND PIT
LIGHTING,  RECEPTACLES  AND HVAC AS DESCRIBED IN THE NFPA NATIONAL ELEC-
TRIC CODE 620.23 AND 620.24 AS WELL  AS  FIRE  AND  HEAT  DETECTORS  AND
ALARMS,  MAY  BE  PERFORMED  BY A LICENSED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.  ADDI-
TIONALLY, WITHIN NEW YORK CITY, THE INSTALLATION OF BRANCH CIRCUITS  AND
WIRING  TERMINATIONS  FOR  THE  CAR  FAN,  LIGHTS  AND  RECEPTACLES,  AS
DESCRIBED IN THE NFPA NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE 620.22, AND  INTERCOMS  AND

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VOICE  COMMUNICATIONS AS WELL AS SIGNAL EQUIPMENT OR SYSTEMS, AS DEFINED
IN NFPA ARTICLE 620.2, THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH  THE  OPERA-
TION  OR  SAFETY OF ANY CONVEYANCE, MAY BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED ELEC-
TRICAL CONTRACTOR.
  3.  EXCEPT  AS  OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION
NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF THIS
ARTICLE FOR ANY PERSON TO INSPECT OR TEST ANY CONVEYANCE  WITHIN  BUILD-
INGS  OR  STRUCTURES  UNLESS  SUCH  PERSON HOLDS AN ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S
LICENSE.
  4. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FOUR  OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF  THIS  ARTICLE  FOR  ANY  ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR  TO  ERECT, CONSTRUCT,
INSTALL, OR ALTER CONVEYANCES WITHIN BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES WITHIN THIS
STATE UNLESS A PERMIT THEREFOR  HAS  BEEN  ISSUED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER
BEFORE  WORK  IS COMMENCED. NO PERMIT SHALL BE ISSUED EXCEPT TO A PERSON
HOLDING A VALID ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE. A  COPY  OF  SUCH  PERMIT
SHALL BE KEPT AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE AT ALL TIMES WHILE THE WORK IS IN
PROGRESS.
  5.  EXCEPT  AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE,  ALL  NEW  CONVEYANCE  INSTALLATIONS
SHALL  BE  PERFORMED  BY AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR LICENSED TO INSTALL SUCH
CONVEYANCE. SUBSEQUENT TO INSTALLATION,  THE  ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR  MUST
CERTIFY  COMPLIANCE  TO THE COMMISSIONER WITH THE APPLICABLE SECTIONS OF
THIS ARTICLE AS WELL AS ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW,  RULE,  REGULATION  OR
CODE.    PRIOR  TO  SUCH  CONVEYANCES  BEING USED, THE PROPERTY OWNER OR
LESSEE MUST OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION FROM THE  COMMISSIONER.  A
FEE, AS SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE PAID FOR SUCH CERTIFICATE OF
OPERATION,  HOWEVER,  NO  SUCH  FEE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR CONVEYANCES IN
PRIVATE RESIDENCES. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF  THE  LICENSED  ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR  TO  COMPLETE AND SUBMIT REGISTRATIONS FOR NEW INSTALLATIONS.
A CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION SHALL BE  VALID  FOR  ONE  YEAR,  EXCEPT  FOR
CERTIFICATES  ISSUED  FOR  PLATFORM  AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE
RESIDENCES, WHICH SHALL BE VALID FOR A PERIOD OF  THREE  YEARS.  CERTIF-
ICATES  OF  OPERATION MUST BE CLEARLY AND CONSPICUOUSLY DISPLAYED ON, IN
OR AROUND EACH CONVEYANCE AND BE ACCESSIBLE TO  THE  STATE  OR  LOCALITY
INSPECTING OR ENFORCING ANY APPLICABLE LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CODE.
  6.  EXCEPT  AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, THE  CERTIFICATE  OF  OPERATION  FOR
NEWLY INSTALLED PLATFORM LIFTS AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE RESI-
DENCES  SHALL  BE  ISSUED ONLY SUBSEQUENT TO AN INSPECTION BY A LICENSED
THIRD PARTY INSPECTION FIRM. THE CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION  FEE  FOR  ALL
NEW AND EXISTING PLATFORM AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE RESIDENCES
AND  ANY  RENEWAL  CERTIFICATE FEES ARE HEREBY WAIVED. THE INSPECTION OF
PRIVATE RESIDENCE PLATFORM AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS SHALL BE DONE AT  THE
REQUEST AND CONSENT OF THE PRIVATE RESIDENCE'S OWNER OR LESSEES.
  7.  IT  SHALL  BE  THE  RESPONSIBILITY OF LICENSEES TO ENSURE THAT THE
INSTALLATION, SERVICE OR MAINTENANCE  OF  CONVEYANCES  IS  PERFORMED  IN
COMPLIANCE WITH EXISTING STATE AND LOCAL BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE CODES.
  S  929.  LICENSE  AND  PERMIT PROCEDURE. ALL APPLICATIONS FOR ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR'S, ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S, AND ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSES AND
REQUIRED PERMITS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO  THE  DEPARTMENT  IN  WRITING  ON
FORMS  FURNISHED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER AND SHALL CONTAIN THE INFORMATION
SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AS WELL AS ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT THE
COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE. THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ALSO  SET  FEES  FOR
LICENSING AND PERMITTING UNDER THIS SECTION.

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  1.  APPLICATIONS  FOR  LICENSES. EVERY APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE UNDER
THIS ARTICLE SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) THE NAME, RESIDENCE ADDRESS AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT;
  (B)  THE  NUMBER OF YEARS THE APPLICANT HAS ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OR
PRACTICE OF DESIGNING, CONSTRUCTING, ERECTING,  INSTALLING,  INSPECTING,
TESTING,  REPAIRING,  ALTERING,  MAINTAINING,  OR  SERVICING CONVEYANCES
COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE;
  (C) THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF PERSONS, IF ANY, TO BE EMPLOYED  BY  THE
APPLICANT FOR AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE;
  (D)  EVIDENCE  THAT  THE  APPLICANT  IS  OR WILL BE COVERED BY GENERAL
LIABILITY, PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE INSURANCE; AND
  (E) ANY OTHER INFORMATION WHICH THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE.
  UPON APPROVAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
ISSUE SUCH LICENSE WHICH SHALL BE VALID FOR TWO YEARS. THE FEES FOR SUCH
LICENSE AND RENEWAL THEREOF SHALL BE SET BY THE COMMISSIONER. ANY DENIAL
FOR SUCH APPLICATION SHALL SET FORTH THE REASONS THEREFOR.
  2. APPLICATION FOR PERMITS.  EVERY APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT UNDER THIS
ARTICLE  SHALL INCLUDE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS STAMPED AND SIGNED BY AN
ARCHITECT AND/OR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE  ONE
HUNDRED  FORTY-SEVEN  OR  ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-FIVE, RESPECTIVELY, OF THE
EDUCATION LAW.  EVERY APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT UNDER THIS ARTICLE  SHALL
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  (A)  COPIES  OF  THE  SPECIFICATIONS  AND  ACCURATELY SCALED AND FULLY
DIMENSIONED PLANS SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE INSTALLATION  IN  RELATION
TO THE PLANS AND ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING;
  (B)  THE  LOCATION  OF  THE  MACHINERY  ROOM  AND  THE EQUIPMENT TO BE
INSTALLED, RELOCATED OR ALTERED;
  (C) ALL STRUCTURAL SUPPORTING MEMBERS THEREOF, INCLUDING FOUNDATIONS;
  (D) A LIST OF ALL MATERIALS  TO  BE  EMPLOYED  AND  ALL  LOADS  TO  BE
SUPPORTED AND CONVEYED;
  (E)  ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE TO ENSURE
THAT SUCH PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUFFICIENTLY COMPLETE AND  ILLUS-
TRATE ALL DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN; AND
  (F)  ANY  REQUIRED  PERMITTING  FEES, WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO RETURN UPON
DENIAL OF A PERMIT APPLICATION.
  UPON APPROVAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
ISSUE  SUCH  PERMIT.  SUCH PERMIT SHALL STATE THE TIME BY WHICH THE WORK
SHALL COMMENCE AND ALSO WHEN SUCH PERMIT EXPIRES. IF AFTER THE WORK  HAS
BEEN STARTED, WORK IS SUSPENDED OR ABANDONED FOR A PERIOD OF SIXTY DAYS,
OR  SUCH  SHORTER  PERIOD OF TIME AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY SPECIFY AT THE
TIME THE PERMIT IS ISSUED, THE PERMIT SHALL EXPIRE.  UPON EXPIRATION  OF
A  PERMIT  FOR  WHICH  WORK HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED, THE COMMISSIONER MAY
EXTEND SUCH PERMIT.
  3. LICENSING AND PERMITTING EXEMPTIONS. WHENEVER AN  EMERGENCY  EXISTS
IN  THIS  STATE  DUE  TO  A  DISASTER  OR ACT OF GOD, WHICH IMPERILS THE
HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR  INDIVIDUALS  AND  PLACING
SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS IN IMMINENT DANGER OF INJURY OR DEATH AND
THE NUMBER OF PERSONS IN THE STATE HOLDING LICENSES GRANTED BY THE BOARD
IS  INSUFFICIENT  TO COPE WITH SUCH EMERGENCY, ANY PERSON CERTIFIED BY A
LICENSED ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO HAVE AN ACCEPTABLE COMBINATION OF  DOCU-
MENTED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION TO PERFORM ELEVATOR WORK WITH DIRECT AND
IMMEDIATE  SUPERVISION  SHALL  SEEK  AN  EMERGENCY  ELEVATOR  MECHANIC'S
LICENSE FROM THE COMMISSIONER WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS AFTER COMMENCING
WORK REQUIRING A LICENSE.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE EMERGENCY ELEVA-
TOR MECHANIC'S LICENSES  TO  ADDRESS  THE  EMERGENCY  THAT  EXISTS.  THE
LICENSED  ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR  SHALL FURNISH PROOF OF COMPETENCY AS THE

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COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE. EACH SUCH LICENSE  SHALL  RECITE  THAT  IT  IS
VALID  FOR  A  PERIOD OF FIFTEEN DAYS FROM THE DATE THEREOF AND FOR SUCH
PARTICULAR ELEVATORS OR  GEOGRAPHICAL  AREAS  AS  THE  COMMISSIONER  MAY
DESIGNATE TO ADDRESS THE EMERGENCY SITUATION AND OTHERWISE SHALL ENTITLE
THE  LICENSEE  TO  THE  RIGHTS  AND PRIVILEGES OF AN ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S
LICENSE ISSUED IN THIS ARTICLE.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL RENEW  AN  EMER-
GENCY  ELEVATOR  MECHANIC'S LICENSE DURING THE EXISTENCE OF AN EMERGENCY
AS NEEDED. NO FEE SHALL BE CHARGED FOR ANY EMERGENCY ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S
LICENSE OR RENEWAL THEREOF.
  S 930.  QUALIFICATIONS,  TRAINING  AND  CONTINUING  EDUCATION.  1.  NO
LICENSE  SHALL  BE  GRANTED  TO ANY PERSON WHO HAS NOT PAID THE REQUIRED
APPLICATION FEE AND DEMONSTRATED HIS OR HER  QUALIFICATIONS  AND  ABILI-
TIES.  APPLICANTS  FOR  A MECHANIC'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE ONE OF THE
FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS: (A) AN ACCEPTABLE  COMBINATION  OF  DOCUMENTED
EXPERIENCE  AND  EDUCATION  CREDITS CONSISTING OF (I) NOT LESS THAN FOUR
YEARS WORK EXPERIENCE  IN  THE  CONSTRUCTION,  MAINTENANCE  AND  SERVICE
REPAIR  OF  ELEVATORS, AS VERIFIED BY CURRENT AND PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS AND
(II) SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF A WRITTEN EXAMINATION,  ADMINISTERED  BY
THE  COMMISSIONER, ON THE MOST RECENT NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL CONVEY-
ANCES CODES AND STANDARDS; OR
  (B)  ACCEPTABLE  PROOF  THAT  HE  OR  SHE  HAS  WORKED   ON   ELEVATOR
CONSTRUCTION,  MAINTENANCE  OR  REPAIR  WITH DIRECT AND IMMEDIATE SUPER-
VISION IN THIS STATE FOR A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN FOUR YEARS IMMEDIATE-
LY PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH
APPLICANT  SHALL  FILE SUCH APPLICATION WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS ARTICLE; OR
  (C) A CERTIFICATE OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION  AND  SUCCESSFULLY  PASSING
THE MECHANIC EXAMINATION OF A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TRAINING PROGRAM FOR
THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NATIONAL ELEVA-
TOR INDUSTRY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OR ITS EQUIVALENT; OR
  (D)  CERTIFICATE  OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE JOINT APPRENTICE AND
TRAINING COMMITTEE OF THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY OF LOCAL 3, IBEW,  EE  DIVI-
SION  TRAINING PROGRAM OR AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR ELEVATOR MECHAN-
ICS, HAVING STANDARDS SUBSTANTIALLY EQUAL TO THOSE OF THIS CHAPTER,  AND
REGISTERED  WITH THE BUREAU OF APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING, U.S. DEPART-
MENT OF LABOR OR A STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL.
  2. APPLICANTS FOR AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE TO
THE COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYS LICENSED ELEVATOR
MECHANICS WHO PERFORM THE WORK DESCRIBED IN SECTION NINE  HUNDRED  TWEN-
TY-SIX  OF  THIS ARTICLE AND HAVE PROOF OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE INSURANCE
REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION
NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  3. ANY APPLICANTS FOR AN ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE
TO  THE  SATISFACTION  OF  THE COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH APPLICANT MEETS OR
EXCEEDS APPLICABLE NATIONAL STANDARDS. PRIVATE ELEVATOR INSPECTORS SHALL
MAINTAIN THE SAME INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS AS AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR.
  4. (A) THE RENEWAL OF ALL LICENSES GRANTED  UNDER  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL BE CONDITIONED UPON THE SUBMISSION OF A CERTIF-
ICATE OF COMPLETION OF A COURSE DESIGNED TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING EDUCA-
TION OF LICENSEES ON NEW AND EXISTING NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL CONVEY-
ANCES CODES AND STANDARDS. SUCH COURSE SHALL CONSIST OF  NOT  LESS  THAN
EIGHT HOURS OF INSTRUCTION THAT SHALL BE ATTENDED ANNUALLY AND COMPLETED
PRECEDING  ANY  SUCH  LICENSE  RENEWAL. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS,  AND  SHALL
APPROVE  SUCH  PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS MAINTAIN A LIST OF APPROVED PROGRAMS
WHICH SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO LICENSE APPLICANTS, PERMIT  APPLICANTS,

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RENEWAL  APPLICANTS  AND  OTHER  INTERESTED  PARTIES  UPON  REQUEST. THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS  SETTING  FORTH  THE
CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL OF SUCH PROGRAMS, THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN
APPLYING  FOR  SUCH  APPROVAL,  AND  OTHER  RULES AND REGULATIONS AS THE
COMMISSIONER DEEMS NECESSARY AND PROPER TO EFFECTUATE  THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION.
  (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ASSESS  A FEE FOR EACH TRAINING PROGRAM
COMPLETION  CERTIFICATE  AND  FOR  EACH   REFRESHER   TRAINING   PROGRAM
COMPLETION  CERTIFICATE,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
COST OF SUCH CERTIFICATES BE ASSESSED BY THE SPONSOR  OF  SUCH  TRAINING
PROGRAM AGAINST THE PARTICIPANTS.
  5.  THE  RENEWAL  OF ALL LICENSES GRANTED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION SHALL BE CONDITIONED UPON THE SUBMISSION  OF  A  CERTIFICATE  OF
COMPLETION  OF  A  COURSE DESIGNED TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING EDUCATION OF
LICENSEES ON NEW AND EXISTING REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. SUCH COURSE
SHALL CONSIST OF NOT LESS THAN EIGHT HOURS OF INSTRUCTION THAT SHALL  BE
ATTENDED AND COMPLETED ANNUALLY PRIOR TO ANY SUCH LICENSE RENEWAL.
  THE  COURSES  SHALL BE TAUGHT BY INSTRUCTORS THROUGH CONTINUING EDUCA-
TION PROVIDERS THAT MAY INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE  LIMITED  TO,  ASSOCI-
ATION  SEMINARS,  AND  LABOR  TRAINING  PROGRAMS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
APPROVE THE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS.  ALL  INSTRUCTORS  SHALL  BE
EXEMPT  FROM  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH WITH REGARD TO
THEIR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE RENEWAL PROVIDED THAT SUCH  APPLICANT  WAS
QUALIFIED  AS  AN INSTRUCTOR AT ANY TIME DURING THE ONE YEAR IMMEDIATELY
PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED DATE FOR SUCH RENEWAL.
  APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS SHALL KEEP UNIFORM RECORDS, FOR  A  PERIOD
OF  SIX YEARS, OF ATTENDANCE OF LICENSEES FOLLOWING A FORMAT APPROVED BY
THE COMMISSIONER AND SUCH RECORDS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR  INSPECTION  BY
THE  COMMISSIONER  AT  HIS OR HER REQUEST.   APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS
SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY  OF  ALL  ATTENDANCE  RECORDS  AND
CERTIFICATES  OF COMPLETION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FALSIFYING OR KNOW-
INGLY ALLOWING ANOTHER TO FALSIFY SUCH  ATTENDANCE  RECORDS  OR  CERTIF-
ICATES  OF COMPLETION SHALL CONSTITUTE GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION OR REVOCA-
TION OF THE APPROVAL REQUIRED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  S 931. POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER.  1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE
AUTHORITY TO INSPECT, OR CAUSE TO BE  INSPECTED,  ONGOING  OR  COMPLETED
CONVEYANCES  PROJECTS  AND  TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION THEREOF UPON THE
COMMISSIONER'S OWN INITIATION OR UPON RECEIPT  OF  A  COMPLAINT  BY  ANY
PERSON  OR ENTITY. HOWEVER, NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL PERMIT THE
COMMISSIONER TO ENTER A PRIVATE RESIDENCE.
  2. IF, UPON RECEIPT OF A COMPLAINT ALLEGING A VIOLATION OF THIS  ARTI-
CLE, THE COMMISSIONER REASONABLE BELIEVES THAT SUCH VIOLATION EXISTS, HE
OR  SHE  SHALL  INVESTIGATE  AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE TO DETERMINE IF SUCH
VIOLATION EXISTS. IF THE COMMISSIONER DETERMINES THAT  NO  VIOLATION  OR
DANGER  EXISTS,  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL INFORM THE COMPLAINING PERSON OR
ENTITY.
  3. IF,  UPON  INVESTIGATION,  THE  COMMISSIONER  DETERMINES  THAT  THE
ALLEGED  VIOLATION EXISTS, THE COMMISSIONER MAY DELIVER TO SUCH OWNER OR
ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR OR HIS OR HER  AGENT  OR  REPRESENTATIVE  A  WRITTEN
ORDER  TO CURE SUCH VIOLATION AND MAY ORDER THAT THEIR PERMIT TO WORK ON
SUCH INSTALLATION, REPAIR OR  MAINTENANCE  PROJECT  SHALL  BE  SUSPENDED
UNTIL  SUCH  VIOLATION IS CURED. SUCH ORDER SHALL SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATE
THE VIOLATIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE THE BASIS OF THE ORDER TO CURE OR  ORDER
OF  SUSPENSION  AND SHALL SPECIFY THE CORRECTIVE ACTION TO BE TAKEN. THE
COMMISSIONER MAY ALLOW THE PERMIT TO TOLL DURING THE TIME OF SUCH ORDER.

S. 2917--B                         10

  4. UPON RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN NOTICE FROM THE ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR,  OR
HIS  OR  HER  AGENT  OR  REPRESENTATIVE,  THAT  SUCH  VIOLATION HAS BEEN
CORRECTED, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN TEN  DAYS,  ISSUE  A  DETERMI-
NATION  AS  TO  WHETHER  SUCH  ORDER TO CURE HAS BEEN SATISFIED AND SUCH
ORDER OF SUSPENSION, IF ANY, SHALL BE LIFTED. IF THE COMMISSIONER DETER-
MINES  THAT  THE  ORDER  TO  CURE  HAS  NOT BEEN SATISFIED HE OR SHE MAY
CONTINUE SUCH ORDER FOR A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME UPON THE CONSENT  OF
THE  CONTRACTOR,  OR  HIS OR HER AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE. IF THE COMMIS-
SIONER DOES NOT CONTINUE THE ORDER, OR IF THE CONTRACTOR, OR HIS OR  HER
AGENT  OR  REPRESENTATIVE  DOES  NOT  CONSENT  TO SUCH CONTINUATION, THE
CONTRACTOR SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO A HEARING TO DETERMINE IF SUCH  ORDER
SHALL  BE LIFTED. ANY ENTITY OR CONTRACTOR WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED
BY A NOTICE, SUSPENSION, OR DETERMINATION ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION  MAY
COMMENCE  A  PROCEEDING  PURSUANT  TO ARTICLE SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL
PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  5. THE COMMISSIONER MAY, AFTER A NOTICE AND HEARING, SUSPEND OR REVOKE
A LICENSE ISSUED UNDER THIS  ARTICLE  BASED  ON  ANY  OF  THE  FOLLOWING
VIOLATIONS:
  (A) ANY FALSE STATEMENT AS TO A MATERIAL MATTER IN THE APPLICATION;
  (B) FRAUD, OR MISREPRESENTATION, IN SECURING A LICENSE;
  (C)  FAILURE  TO  NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER AND THE OWNER OR LESSEE OF A
CONVEYANCE OF ANY CONDITION NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS ARTICLE;
  (D) A VIOLATION OF SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS  ARTICLE;
OR
  (E)  A FINDING BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT A CONTRACTOR HAS VIOLATED THIS
ARTICLE OR ANY RULE OR REGULATION PROMULGATED THEREUNDER TWICE WITHIN  A
PERIOD  OF THREE YEARS, OR THAT A CONTRACTOR HAS VIOLATED A PROVISION OF
THIS ARTICLE AND SUCH VIOLATION RESULTED IN  A  SERIOUS  THREAT  TO  THE
HEALTH  OR SAFETY OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS. THE COMMISSIONER MAY,
IN ADDITION TO ORDERING THAT SUCH CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE BE  REVOKED,  BAR
SUCH  INDIVIDUAL  FROM  BEING ELIGIBLE TO REAPPLY FOR SUCH LICENSE FOR A
PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TWO YEARS.
  6. THE COMMISSIONER MAY, AFTER NOTICE AND  HEARING,  REVOKE  A  PERMIT
ISSUED UNDER THIS ARTICLE BASED ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING VIOLATIONS:
  (A) ANY FALSE STATEMENTS OR MISREPRESENTATION AS TO A MATERIAL FACT IN
THE APPLICATION, PLANS, OR SPECIFICATIONS ON WHICH THE PERMIT WAS BASED;
  (B)  ANY APPLICATION WHICH BY OMISSION OR MISTAKE FAILS TO COMPLY WITH
THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE;
  (C) ANY FAILURE TO PERFORM WORK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THE  APPLICATION,  PLANS  OR  SPECIFICATIONS OR WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THIS ARTICLE OR CONDITIONS OF THE PERMIT;
  (D) A FAILURE BY THE OWNER OR ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO WHOM  THE  PERMIT
WAS  ISSUED  TO COMPLY WITH AN ORDER ISSUED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR
OF THIS SECTION; OR
  (E) A FINDING BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT AN INDIVIDUAL OR CONTRACTOR WHO
HAS BEEN ISSUED A PERMIT HAS VIOLATED ANY PROVISION UNDER  SECTION  NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE.
  7. (A) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, IF THE
COMMISSIONER  FINDS,  AFTER  NOTICE  AND HEARING, THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS
VIOLATED ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE, HE OR SHE  MAY  IMPOSE  A  CIVIL
PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH SUCH VIOLATION. UPON
A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE DETERMINATION
OF A PRIOR VIOLATION, THE COMMISSIONER MAY IMPOSE A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO
EXCEED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  (B)  THE PENALTY PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION MAY
BE INCREASED TO AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FIVE  THOUSAND  DOLLARS  IF  THE

S. 2917--B                         11

VIOLATION  RESULTED  IN  A  SERIOUS THREAT TO THE HEALTH OR SAFETY OF AN
INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS.
  8.  ANY ENTITY OR CONTRACTOR WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY AN ORDER
ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION MAY COMMENCE A PROCEEDING PURSUANT TO  ARTICLE
SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  9. THE COMMISSIONER MAY BRING AN ACTION IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURIS-
DICTION TO ENJOIN ANY CONDUCT THAT VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTI-
CLE.
  10. THE COMMISSIONER MAY PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO
CARRY OUT AND EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S  932.  NEW  YORK  STATE  ELEVATOR  SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD. 1. AN
ELEVATOR SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD IS HEREBY  CREATED,  TO  CONSIST  OF
NINE  MEMBERS.  THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND
THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL EACH APPOINT THREE MEMBERS. THE GOVER-
NOR'S APPOINTEES SHALL BE COMPRISED  OF  A  REPRESENTATIVE  OF  A  MAJOR
ELEVATOR  MANUFACTURING  COMPANY,  A  MEMBER OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND A
BUILDING OWNER, MANAGER OR REPRESENTATIVE; THE  TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF
THE  SENATE'S  APPOINTEES  SHALL  BE  COMPRISED OF AN ELEVATOR SERVICING
COMPANY, AN ELEVATOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER OR CONSULTANT, AND AN ELEVA-
TOR INSPECTOR;  THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY'S  APPOINTEES  SHALL  BE
COMPRISED  OF  AN  ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE LABOR UNION, AN ELEVATOR
MECHANIC, AND A FIRE MARSHAL. THE COMMISSIONERS OF HEALTH, LABOR, EDUCA-
TION, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OR THEIR DESIGNEES  SHALL  BE  EX-OFFICIO
MEMBERS.  THE  BOARD  SHALL  MEET  ON  AN  AS NEEDED BASIS TO ADVISE THE
COMMISSIONER ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF  THIS  ARTICLE.  THE  BOARD  SHALL
ELECT  A  CHAIRPERSON  TO SERVE FOR THE TERM OF THEIR APPOINTMENT TO THE
BOARD.  THE BOARD SHALL PREPARE AN ANNUAL REPORT FOR  THE  GOVERNOR  AND
THE  LEGISLATURE,  COPIES OF WHICH SHALL BE SENT TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF
HEALTH, EDUCATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND LABOR.
  2. THE FIRST MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT
OF THE SENATE, AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL HAVE A TERM OF  ONE
YEAR; THE SECOND MEMBER APPOINTED BY EACH SHALL HAVE A TERM OF TWO YEARS
AND THE REMAINING MEMBERS SHALL HAVE A TERM OF THREE YEARS. EACH OF SUCH
APPOINTED  MEMBERS  SHALL HOLD OFFICE FOR THE TERM FOR WHICH SUCH MEMBER
WAS APPOINTED AND UNTIL HIS OR HER SUCCESSOR SHALL HAVE  BEEN  APPOINTED
OR  UNTIL  HE  OR SHE SHALL RESIGN.  THE TERM OF OFFICE OF ALL SUCCESSOR
MEMBERS SHALL BE THREE YEARS. THE MEMBERS SHALL SERVE WITHOUT SALARY  OR
COMPENSATION, BUT SHALL BE REIMBURSED FOR NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN
THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  3.  THE  BOARD  MAY CONSULT WITH ENGINEERING AUTHORITIES AND ORGANIZA-
TIONS CONCERNED  WITH  STANDARD  SAFETY  CODES,  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS
GOVERNING  THE  OPERATION,  MAINTENANCE, SERVICING, CONSTRUCTION, ALTER-
ATION, INSTALLATION, AND INSPECTION OF  CONVEYANCES  AND  THE  ADEQUATE,
REASONABLE, AND NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS OF ELEVATOR MECHANICS, CONTRAC-
TORS, AND INSPECTORS.
  4. THE DUTIES OF THE BOARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:
  (A)  ASSIST  THE  COMMISSIONER  AND THE DEPARTMENT IN ESTABLISHING THE
STATE REGULATIONS FOR EQUIPMENT COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE;
  (B) DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR  AN  ENFORCEMENT  PROGRAM  WHICH  WILL
ENSURE  COMPLIANCE  WITH THE REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS PROMULGATED BY
THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE;
  (C) ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER IN GRANTING EXCEPTIONS AND VARIANCES  FROM
THE  LITERAL  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THE APPLICABLE CODE AND STANDARDS, REGU-
LATIONS, AND LOCAL LEGISLATION, IN CASES WHERE SUCH VARIANCES WOULD  NOT
JEOPARDIZE THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE;

S. 2917--B                         12

  (D)  ASSIST  THE  COMMISSIONER  IN SETTING FEE SCHEDULES FOR LICENSES,
PERMITS, AND INSPECTIONS. THE FEES SHALL REFLECT THE  ACTUAL  COSTS  AND
EXPENSES TO CONDUCT THE DUTIES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE; AND
  (E) ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER IN ANY AND ALL THINGS NECESSARY OR CONVEN-
IENT  TO THE COMMISSIONER'S DUTY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTI-
CLE.
  S 933. EXEMPT PERSONS. THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO
THE PRACTICE, CONDUCT, ACTIVITIES, OR SERVICES BY A PERSON  LICENSED  TO
PRACTICE  ARCHITECTURE WITHIN THIS STATE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED
FORTY-SEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW OR ENGINEERING WITHIN THIS STATE PURSU-
ANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section  97-llll
to read as follows:
  S  97-LLLL.  ELEVATOR  AND RELATED CONVEYANCES SAFETY PROGRAM ACCOUNT.
1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE CUSTODY OF THE  STATE  COMPTROLLER
THE ELEVATOR AND RELATED CONVEYANCES SAFETY PROGRAM ACCOUNT.
  2.  SUCH  FUND  SHALL  CONSIST  OF  MONEYS  COLLECTED  PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE THIRTY-TWO OF THE LABOR LAW.
  3. MONEYS OF THE FUND SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMISSIONER OF  LABOR
FOR  PURPOSES  OF  OFFSETTING  THE COSTS INCURRED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF
LABOR FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF ARTICLE THIRTY-TWO  OF  THE  LABOR  LAW,
INCLUDING  THE ADMINISTRATION OF ELEVATOR AND RELATED CONVEYANCES SAFETY
PROGRAMS, THE ADMINISTRATION OF LICENSES AND PERMITS, AND  THE  ADMINIS-
TRATION  OF CERTIFICATES OF OPERATION AS SET FORTH IN SUCH ARTICLE THIR-
TY-TWO.
  4. THE MONEYS SHALL BE PAID OUT OF THE FUND ON THE AUDIT  AND  WARRANT
OF THE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS CERTIFIED OR APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER
OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE.
  5.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS OF ANY GENERAL OR SPECIAL LAW, NO
MONEYS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FUND UNTIL  A  CERTIFICATE  OF  ALLO-
CATION  AND  A  SCHEDULE  OF AMOUNTS TO BE AVAILABLE THEREFOR SHALL HAVE
BEEN ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET, AND A COPY  OF  SUCH  CERTIF-
ICATE  FILED  WITH THE COMPTROLLER. SUCH CERTIFICATE MAY BE AMENDED FROM
TIME TO TIME BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET  AND  A  COPY  OF  EACH  SUCH
AMENDMENT SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMPTROLLER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date,  and
the  appointment  of  the  New  York state elevator safety and standards
board, are authorized and directed to be established, made and completed
on or before such effective date.

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S2917C (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5233A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 32 §§925 - 933, Lab L; add §97-llll, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A8359B, S7026A

S2917C (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators and other automatic people moving devices and creates the New York state elevator safety and standards board and the elevator and related conveyances safety program account.

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BILL NUMBER:S2917C

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law and the state finance
law, in relation to requiring the licensing of persons engaged in the
design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair
of elevators and other automated people moving devices

PURPOSE: To reduce unsafe elevator hazards by requiring proper
training of persons employed to design, construct, inspect, maintain,
alter and repair elevators and other automated people moving
conveyances and requiring the licensing of individuals involved in
elevator projects.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1:Amends the Labor Law by adding a new article 32: ELEVATORS
AND OTHER CONVEYANCES; LICENSING which consists of sections 925-933.

Section 925:Legislative findings and declaration.

Section 926:Application. Describes the types of equipment covered
under this article.

Section 927:Definitions. Defines the terms used in this article.

Section 928:Licensing, permit, registration and compliance
requirements, Requires licenses and permits to engage in the erection,
construction, alteration, replacement, or maintenance of an elevator.

Section 929:License and permit procedure. All applications for
elevator contractor's, elevator mechanic's, and elevator inspector's
licenses and required permits shall be submitted in writing on forms
furnished by the Commissioner of Labor and shall contain such
information as the Commissioner may require.

Section 930: Qualifications, training and continuing education.
Provides for necessary qualifications, training and continuing
education of those engaged in the erection, construction, alteration,
replacement, or maintenance of an elevator.

Applicants for an elevator mechanic's license must demonstrate one of
the following qualifications: (A) an acceptable combination of
documented experience and education credits consisting of (I) not less
than four year's work experience in the construction, maintenance and
service repair of-elevators, as verified by current and previous
employers and (2) satisfactory completion of a written examination
administered by the Department on the most recent national, state, and
local conveyances codes and standards; or (B) acceptable proof that he
or she has worked on elevator construction, maintenance or repair with
direct and immediate supervision in this state for a period of not
less than four years immediately prior to the effective date of this
article provided that such applicant shall file their application
within one year of the effective date of this article; or (C) a
certificate of successful completion and successfully passing the
mechanic examination of a nationally recognized training program for
the elevator industry; or (D) a certificate of successful completion
of the Joint Apprentice and Training Committee of the Elevator


Industry of Local 3, IBEW, EE Division Training Program or an
apprenticeship program for elevator mechanics having standards
substantially equal to those of this chapter and registered with the
bureau of apprenticeship and training, U.S. Department of Labor or a
state apprenticeship council.

Applicants for an elevator contractor's license must demonstrate to
the Commissioner that such elevator contractor employs licensed
elevator mechanics and have proof of compliance with insurance
requirements. Applicants for an elevator inspector's license must
demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that such
applicant meets or exceeds the current national standards for elevator
inspectors. The renewal of all licenses shall be conditioned upon the
completion of continuing education.

Section 931:Powers of the commissioner. The Commissioner shall have
the authority to inspect, or cause to be inspected, ongoing or
completed conveyances projects, issue notices of violations, suspend
or revoke licenses or permits, or impose penalties for non-compliance
with the provisions of this article. Additionally. the Commissioner
shall promulgate such rules and regulations as he or she deems
necessary and proper to effectuate the purposes and provisions of this
article and otherwise make appropriate orders with respect to the
repair and construction of elevators.

Section 932:New York State elevator safety and standards board.
Creates the New York State Elevator Safety and Standards Board which
will consist of nine (9) members of which three (3) each are appointed
by the Governor, Speaker of the Assembly and Temporary President of
the Senate.

Section 933:Exempt persons. Provides that this article shall not be
construed to apply to the practice, conduct, activities, or services
by a person licensed practice architecture or engineering.

Section 2: Amends the State Finance Law by adding a new section
97-1111 which creates the Elevator and related conveyances safety
program account and provides that the account shall be utilized to
implement the provisions of this law.

Section 3:Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The use of unsafe and defective elevators and other
automated people moving conveyances expose employees and the public to
unsafe conditions and create substantial likelihood of serious injury.
The improper and uninformed manner in which some contractors and their
employees design, construct, inspect, maintain, alter and repair such
conveyances creates an unnecessary, and preventable, health and safety
risk to employees and the public. In New York, one of the most notable
instances of an elevator death is that of Suzanne Hart, a Manhattan
advertising executive, in 2011. Suzanne was crushed when she tried to
walk onto the elevator at her place of work and it suddenly shot
upward, killing her instantly.

Even since the close of the last legislative session, there have been
multiple deaths and injuries related to elevator malfunctions.
Recently, in Mount Vernon, NY, a 12-year-old boy was injured after


falling into an elevator shaft when the closed elevator doors gave out
under his weight. In Schenectady, NY, a restaurant owner died after
being wedged beneath a dumbwaiter that was being repaired. In
Washington Heights, a building supervisor was injured after a elevator
slid down and struck him while he was working near an elevator shaft
in the building. These are only a few instances in an array of
devastating and preventable injuries and deaths. The purpose of this
bill is to protect the public and prevent injury, by requiring proper
training of persons employed to design, construct, inspect, maintain,
alter and repair elevators, or other automated people moving
conveyances, and by requiring the licensing of contractors and the
certification of individuals involved in elevator and other automated
people moving conveyances projects.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7026-A of 2012: Died in Senate Finance
Committee, Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None anticipated.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall have become law, provided, however, that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of this act on
its effective date, and the appointment of the board, are authorized
and directed to be established, made and completed on or before such
effective date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                 2917--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC, SAVINO, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BOYLE, BRESLIN,
  CARLUCCI, DILAN, ESPAILLAT,  FLANAGAN,  FUSCHILLO,  GIANARIS,  GOLDEN,
  GRIFFO,  GRISANTI,  HASSELL-THOMPSON, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LANZA, LARKIN,
  LATIMER, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, O'BRIEN, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAMPSON,
  SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Labor -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee  and
  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the labor law and the state finance law, in relation  to
  requiring   the   licensing   of   persons   engaged  in  the  design,
  construction,  inspection,  maintenance,  alteration,  and  repair  of
  elevators and other automated people moving devices

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 32 to read
as follows:
                               ARTICLE 32
               ELEVATORS AND OTHER CONVEYANCES; LICENSING
SECTION 925. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.
        926. APPLICATION.
        927. DEFINITIONS.
        928. LICENSING, PERMIT,  REGISTRATION  AND  COMPLIANCE  REQUIRE-
               MENTS.
        929. LICENSE AND PERMIT PROCEDURE.
        930. QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION.
        931. POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER.
        932. NEW YORK STATE ELEVATOR SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00730-08-3

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        933. EXEMPT PERSONS.
  S  925.  LEGISLATIVE  FINDINGS AND DECLARATION. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY
FINDS THAT THE USE OF UNSAFE AND DEFECTIVE ELEVATORS AND OTHER AUTOMATED
PEOPLE MOVING CONVEYANCES MAY EXPOSE THE PUBLIC TO UNSAFE CONDITIONS AND
INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY. THE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT IMPROPER DESIGN,
CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF SUCH CONVEYANCES IS  PREVENTABLE
BY  REQUIRING  PROPER  TRAINING  OF  PERSONS EMPLOYED TO PERFORM WORK ON
ELEVATORS AND OTHER AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVING CONVEYANCES AND BY REQUIRING
THE LICENSING  OF  CONTRACTORS  AND  THE  CERTIFICATION  OF  INDIVIDUALS
INVOLVED  IN  ELEVATOR  AND  OTHER  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE MOVING CONVEYANCES
PROJECTS.
  NOTHING IN THIS ARTICLE  IS  INTENDED  TO  CREATE,  EXPAND,  DIMINISH,
LIMIT, IMPAIR, OR SUPERSEDE ANY RIGHTS UNDER CURRENT LAW, RULE, OR REGU-
LATION,  OR  RESULTING  FROM  A DETERMINATION OF A COURT OR THE NATIONAL
LABOR RELATIONS BOARD WITH REGARD TO BUILDING TRADES  AND  THE  WORK  OF
SUCH BUILDING TRADE. NOR IS IT INTENDED TO ABROGATE ANY RIGHTS OR DUTIES
UNDER  ANY  CONTRACT WITH REGARD TO BUILDING TRADES AND THE WORK OF SUCH
BUILDING TRADE.
  S 926. APPLICATION. 1. THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION,  ERECTION,  INSTALLA-
TION,  INSPECTION, TESTING, MAINTENANCE, ALTERATION, SERVICE, AND REPAIR
OF THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT ARE COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE:
  (A) HOISTING AND LOWERING MECHANISMS EQUIPPED WITH A CAR  OR  PLATFORM
WHICH  MOVES  BETWEEN TWO OR MORE LANDINGS. THIS EQUIPMENT INCLUDES, BUT
IS NOT LIMITED TO ELEVATORS, PLATFORM LIFTS AND STAIRWAY CHAIR LIFTS;
  (B) POWER DRIVEN STAIRWAYS AND WALKWAYS FOR CARRYING  PERSONS  BETWEEN
LANDINGS.    THIS  EQUIPMENT INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ESCALATORS
AND MOVING WALKS;
  (C) HOISTING AND LOWERING MECHANISMS EQUIPPED WITH A CAR, WHICH SERVES
TWO OR MORE LANDINGS AND IS RESTRICTED TO THE CARRYING  OF  MATERIAL  BY
ITS  LIMITED SIZE OR LIMITED ACCESS TO THE CAR. THIS EQUIPMENT INCLUDES,
BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DUMBWAITERS, MATERIAL LIFTS, AND DUMBWAITERS WITH
AUTOMATIC  TRANSFER  DEVICES  AS  DEFINED  IN   SECTION   NINE   HUNDRED
TWENTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE; AND
  (D)  AUTOMATIC  GUIDED TRANSIT VEHICLES ON GUIDEWAYS WITH AN EXCLUSIVE
RIGHT OF WAY.  THIS EQUIPMENTS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT  LIMITED  TO,  AUTO-
MATED PEOPLE MOVERS.
  2. THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE:
  (A) MATERIAL HOISTS;
  (B) MANLIFTS;
  (C) MOBILE SCAFFOLDS, TOWERS, AND PLATFORMS;
  (D)  POWERED PLATFORMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR MAINTE-
NANCE;
  (E) CONVEYOR AND RELATED EQUIPMENT;
  (F) CRANES, DERRICKS, HOISTS, HOOKS, JACKS AND SLINGS;
  (G) INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS;
  (H) PORTABLE  EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT FOR PORTABLE ESCALATORS;
  (I) TIERING AND PILING MACHINES USED TO MOVE  MATERIALS  TO  AND  FROM
STORAGE LOCATED AND OPERATING ENTIRELY WITHIN ONE STORY;
  (J)  EQUIPMENT FOR FEEDING OR POSITIONING MATERIALS INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, MACHINE TOOLS AND PRINTING PRESSES;
  (K) SKIP OR FURNACE HOISTS;
  (L) WHARF RAMPS;
  (M) RAILROAD CAR LIFTS OR DUMPERS;
  (N) LINE JACKS, FALSE CARS, SHAFTERS,  MOVING  PLATFORMS  AND  SIMILAR
EQUIPMENT  USED  FOR  INSTALLING AN ELEVATOR BY A CONTRACTOR LICENSED IN
THIS STATE.

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  3. THE LICENSING, PERMITTING  AND  CERTIFICATION  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
ARTICLE  SHALL  NOT APPLY TO THE OWNERS OR LESSEES OF PRIVATE RESIDENCES
WHO DESIGN, ERECT, CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ALTER, REPAIR, SERVICE  OR  MAIN-
TAIN  CONVEYANCES  THAT  ARE LOCATED OR WILL BE LOCATED IN SUCH OWNER OR
LESSEE'S  PRIVATE RESIDENCE. HOWEVER, ANY PERSON HIRED TO DESIGN, ERECT,
CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ALTER, REPAIR, SERVICE,  MAINTAIN,  OR  PERFORM  ANY
OTHER  WORK  RELATED TO SUCH CONVEYANCES MUST COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS ARTICLE.
  4. NO LICENSE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR  THE  REMOVAL  OR  DISMANTLING  OF
CONVEYANCES.
  5. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE RULES ADOPTED PURSUANT THER-
ETO  SHALL  BE  THE  MINIMUM  STANDARD  REQUIRED AND SHALL SUPERSEDE ANY
SPECIAL LAW OR LOCAL ORDINANCE  INCONSISTENT  THEREWITH,  AND  NO  LOCAL
ORDINANCE  INCONSISTENT  THEREWITH  SHALL BE ADOPTED, BUT NOTHING HEREIN
CONTAINED SHALL PREVENT THE ENACTMENT BY LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE OF ADDI-
TIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS.
  S 927. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
  1. "AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER" MEANS A GUIDED  TRANSIT  MODE  WITH  FULLY
AUTOMATED  OPERATION,  FEATURING VEHICLES THAT OPERATE ON GUIDEWAYS WITH
EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-OF-WAY.
  2. "BOARD" MEANS THE NEW YORK  STATE  ELEVATOR  SAFETY  AND  STANDARDS
BOARD ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINE HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE.
  3.  "CERTIFICATE  OF OPERATION" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE COMMIS-
SIONER THAT INDICATES THAT THE ELEVATOR OR RELATED  CONVEYANCE  HAS  HAD
THE  REQUIRED  SAFETY INSPECTION AND TESTS AND THAT THE FEES REQUIRED BY
THIS ARTICLE HAVE BEEN PAID.
  4. "TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE
COMMISSIONER WHICH PERMITS THE TEMPORARY USE OF A NON-COMPLIANT ELEVATOR
OR RELATED CONVEYANCE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR A LIMITED TIME,  NOT  TO
EXCEED THIRTY DAYS, WHILE MINOR REPAIRS ARE BEING COMPLETED.
  5.  "CONVEYANCE"  MEANS  ANY  ELEVATOR,  DUMBWAITER, ESCALATOR, MOVING
SIDEWALK, PLATFORM  LIFTS,  STAIRWAY  CHAIRLIFTS  AND  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE
MOVERS.
  6.  "DORMANT ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, OR ESCALATOR" MEANS AN INSTALLATION
PLACED OUT OF SERVICE UNDER THE FOLLOWING  CIRCUMSTANCES:  (A)  WHEN  AN
INSTALLATION'S  POWER  HAS  BEEN  DISCONNECTED  AND (I) WHEN AN ELECTRIC
ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, OR MATERIAL LIFT WHOSE SUSPENSION ROPES HAVE  BEEN
REMOVED, WHOSE CAR AND COUNTERWEIGHT REST AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOISTWAY,
AND  WHOSE  HOISTWAY DOORS HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY BARRICADED OR SEALED IN
THE CLOSED POSITION ON THE HOISTWAY SIDE; OR (II) A HYDRAULIC  ELEVATOR,
DUMBWAITER, OR MATERIAL LIFT WHOSE CAR RESTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOIST-
WAY  AND  WHOSE  DOORS ARE PERMANENTLY BARRICADED OR SEALED; OR (III) AN
ESCALATOR OR MOVING WALK WHOSE ENTRANCES HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY BARRICAD-
ED; OR (B) AS DETERMINED BY STATE OR LOCAL LAW,  CODE,  RULE,  OR  REGU-
LATIONS.
  7. "ELEVATOR" MEANS A HOISTING AND LOWERING MECHANISM, EQUIPPED WITH A
CAR, THAT MOVES WITHIN GUIDES AND SERVES TWO OR MORE LANDINGS.
  8. "ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR" MEANS, A PUBLIC CORPORATION, OR INSTRUMENTAL-
ITY  OF  A PUBLIC CORPORATION, SELF-EMPLOYED PERSON, COMPANY, UNINCORPO-
RATED ASSOCIATION, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY,  CORPO-
RATION,  OR  ANY  OTHER  ENTITY,  OR ANY OWNER OR OPERATOR OF ANY OF THE
FOREGOING ENTITIES, WHO POSSESSES AN ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR'S  LICENSE  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT AND
NINE  HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THIS ARTICLE AND IS ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS
OF DESIGNING, ERECTING, CONSTRUCTING, INSTALLING,  ALTERING,  REPAIRING,

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SERVICING  OR  MAINTAINING  ELEVATORS  OR  OTHER AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  9.  "ELEVATOR  HELPER/APPRENTICE/ASSISTANT  MECHANIC" MEANS ANY PERSON
WHO WORKS UNDER THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF A LICENSED ELEVATOR MECHANIC.
  10. "ELEVATOR INSPECTOR" MEANS ANY PERSON WHO  POSSESSES  AN  ELEVATOR
INSPECTOR'S LICENSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  11.  "ELEVATOR  MECHANIC"  MEANS  ANY PERSON WHO POSSESSES AN ELEVATOR
MECHANIC'S LICENSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  12. "ESCALATOR" MEANS POWER-DRIVEN, INCLINED, CONTINUOUS STAIRWAY USED
FOR RAISING OR LOWERING PASSENGERS.
  13. "EXISTING  INSTALLATION"  MEANS  AN  INSTALLATION  THAT  HAS  BEEN
COMPLETED  OR  IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
ARTICLE.
  14. "LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE DULY ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER, AUTHOR-
IZING THE  DESIGN,  ERECTION,  CONSTRUCTION,  INSTALLATION,  ALTERATION,
REPAIR,  SERVICE,  MAINTENANCE,  OR  INSPECTION  OF  ELEVATORS  OR OTHER
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  15. "ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH ENTITLES THE
HOLDER THEREOF  TO  ENGAGE  IN  THE  BUSINESS  OF  DESIGNING,  ERECTING,
CONSTRUCTING,  INSTALLING, ALTERING, REPAIRING, SERVICING OR MAINTAINING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  16. "ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH ENTITLES  THE
HOLDER  THEREOF  TO  ENGAGE  IN  THE  BUSINESS  OF INSPECTING OR TESTING
CONVEYANCES COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  17. "ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S LICENSE" MEANS A LICENSE WHICH  ENTITLES  THE
HOLDER  THEREOF  TO  INSTALL,  CONSTRUCT,  ALTER, SERVICE, REPAIR, TEST,
MAINTAIN, AND PERFORM WORK ON  CONVEYANCES  OR  OTHER  AUTOMATED  PEOPLE
MOVERS COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE.
  18.  "MOVING  WALK/SIDEWALK" MEANS A TYPE OF PASSENGER-CARRYING DEVICE
ON WHICH PASSENGERS STAND OR WALK, AND IN WHICH  THE  PASSENGER-CARRYING
SURFACE  REMAINS  PARALLEL  TO  ITS  DIRECTION OF MOTION AND IS UNINTER-
RUPTED.
  19. "PERMIT" MEANS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER PRIOR TO  THE
COMMENCEMENT   OF   WORK  THAT  PERMITS  A  CONVEYANCE  TO  BE  ERECTED,
CONSTRUCTED, INSTALLED, OR ALTERED UNDER PLANS APPROVED BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  20. "PERSON" MEANS ANY NATURAL PERSON.
  21. "PRIVATE RESIDENCE" MEANS A SEPARATE DWELLING OR A SEPARATE APART-
MENT  IN  A  MULTIPLE DWELLING, WHICH IS OCCUPIED BY MEMBERS OF A SINGLE
FAMILY UNIT.
  22. "REPAIR" MEANS RECONDITIONING OR  RENEWAL  OF  PARTS,  COMPONENTS,
AND/OR  SUBSYSTEMS NECESSARY TO KEEP EQUIPMENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH APPLI-
CABLE CODE REQUIREMENTS.
  23. "ALTERATION" MEANS ANY CHANGE TO EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING  ITS  PARTS,
COMPONENTS,  AND/OR  SUBSYSTEMS,  OTHER  THAN  MAINTENANCE,  REPAIR,  OR
REPLACEMENT, BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE PROFESSIONAL  SERVICES  OF  ENGI-
NEERING  OR  ARCHITECTURE AS DEFINED IN SECTIONS SEVENTY-TWO HUNDRED ONE
AND SEVENTY-THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  24. "DESIGN" MEANS THE ACT OR PROCESS OF PLANNING THE  REPAIR,  ALTER-
ATION  OR  CONSTRUCTION  OF  ANY  CONVEYANCE,  BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OF  ENGINEERING  OR  ARCHITECTURE  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTIONS  SEVENTY-TWO  HUNDRED  ONE AND SEVENTY-THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE
EDUCATION LAW.
  25. "CONSTRUCTION" MEANS  THE  ACT  OR  PROCESS  OF  CONSTRUCTING  ANY
CONVEYANCE.

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  26.  "INSPECTION"  MEANS A CRITICAL EXAMINATION, OBSERVATION OR EVALU-
ATION OF QUALITY AND CODE COMPLIANCE OF ANY CONVEYANCE.
  27. "TESTING" MEANS A PROCESS OR TRIAL OF OPERATION OF ANY CONVEYANCE.
  28. "MAINTENANCE" MEANS A PROCESS OF ROUTINE EXAMINATION, LUBRICATION,
CLEANING, AND ADJUSTMENT OF PARTS, COMPONENTS, AND/OR SUBSYSTEMS FOR THE
PURPOSE  OF  ENSURING PERFORMANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE CODE
REQUIREMENTS.
  29. "SERVICE OR SERVICING" MEANS A SERVICE CALL OR  OTHER  UNSCHEDULED
VISIT,  NOT  INCLUDING  ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OR A REPAIR, FROM A LICENSED
ELEVATOR MECHANIC TO TROUBLESHOOT, ADJUST OR REPAIR AN IMPROPERLY  FUNC-
TIONING OR AN OTHERWISE SHUT DOWN CONVEYANCE.
  30.  "TEMPORARILY DORMANT ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, OR ESCALATOR" MEANS AN
INSTALLATION TEMPORARILY PLACED  OUT  OF  SERVICE  UNDER  THE  FOLLOWING
CIRCUMSTANCES:  (A)  (I)  WHEN SUCH INSTALLATION'S POWER SUPPLY HAS BEEN
DISCONNECTED; AND (II) THE CAR IS PARKED AND ANY DOORS  ARE  CLOSED  AND
LATCHED;  AND  (III) A WIRE SEAL IS INSTALLED ON THE MAINLINE DISCONNECT
SWITCH BY A LICENSED ELEVATOR INSPECTOR; OR (B) AS DETERMINED  BY  STATE
OR LOCAL LAW, CODE, RULE, OR REGULATION.
  31. "ERECT" MEANS TO VERTICALLY CONSTRUCT OR CONNECT ANY CONVEYANCE OR
PART OR SYSTEM THEREOF.
  32.  "INSTALLATION"  INSTALL  MEANS  TO PLACE OR FIX ANY CONVEYANCE OR
PART OR SYSTEM THEREOF, IN POSITION FOR OPERATION.
  TEMPORARILY DORMANT INSTALLATIONS SHALL NOT BE USED UNTIL SUCH INSTAL-
LATION HAS BEEN RESTORED TO A SAFE RUNNING ORDER  AND  IS  IN  CONDITION
SUITABLE  FOR  USE  IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS, CODES, RULES
AND REGULATIONS. SUCH TEMPORARILY DORMANT INSTALLATION SHALL BE  SUBJECT
TO  CONTINUED  INSPECTIONS FOR THE DURATION OF THE "TEMPORARILY DORMANT"
STATUS BY A LICENSED ELEVATOR INSPECTOR. SUCH  INSPECTOR  SHALL  FILE  A
REPORT WITH THE COMMISSIONER DESCRIBING THE CONDITIONS OF SUCH TEMPORAR-
ILY  DORMANT INSTALLATION. THE REPORT SHALL BE FILED ANNUALLY OR MORE OR
LESS FREQUENT AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.  "TEMPORARILY  DORMANT"
STATUS  SHALL  BE  RENEWABLE  ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED A
FIVE-YEAR PERIOD.
  NO PERSON SHALL REMOVE THE WIRE SEAL AND PADLOCK FOR ANY PURPOSE WITH-
OUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE ELEVATOR INSPECTOR.
  S 928. LICENSING, PERMIT, REGISTRATION AND COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS. 1.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR  IN  SUBDIVISIONS  THREE  AND  FOUR  OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF THIS ARTICLE FOR ANY ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO DESIGN, ERECT, CONSTRUCT,
INSTALL,  ALTER, REPLACE, SERVICE, OR MAINTAIN, ANY CONVEYANCE CONTAINED
WITHIN BUILDINGS OR  STRUCTURES  IN  THIS  STATE  UNLESS  SUCH  ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR HOLDS AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE.
  2.  EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FOUR OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF THIS ARTICLE FOR ANY PERSON TO WIRE ANY CONVEYANCE, FROM THE MAINLINE
FEEDER TERMINALS ON THE CONTROLLER, IN THIS STATE UNLESS SUCH PERSON HAS
AN ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S LICENSE AND IS WORKING UNDER  THE  DIRECT  SUPER-
VISION  OF  A  LICENSED ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. NO
OTHER LICENSE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS WORK, EXCLUDING  THE  INSTALLA-
TION OF BRANCH CIRCUITS AND WIRING TERMINATIONS FOR MACHINE ROOM AND PIT
LIGHTING,  RECEPTACLES  AND HVAC AS DESCRIBED IN THE NFPA NATIONAL ELEC-
TRIC CODE 620.23 AND 620.24 AS WELL  AS  FIRE  AND  HEAT  DETECTORS  AND
ALARMS,  MAY  BE  PERFORMED  BY A LICENSED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.  ADDI-
TIONALLY, WITHIN NEW YORK CITY, THE INSTALLATION OF BRANCH CIRCUITS  AND
WIRING  TERMINATIONS  FOR  THE  CAR  FAN,  LIGHTS  AND  RECEPTACLES,  AS
DESCRIBED IN THE NFPA NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE 620.22, AND  INTERCOMS  AND

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VOICE  COMMUNICATIONS AS WELL AS SIGNAL EQUIPMENT OR SYSTEMS, AS DEFINED
IN NFPA ARTICLE 620.2, THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH  THE  OPERA-
TION  OR  SAFETY OF ANY CONVEYANCE, MAY BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED ELEC-
TRICAL CONTRACTOR.
  3.  EXCEPT  AS  OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION
NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF THIS
ARTICLE FOR ANY PERSON TO INSPECT OR TEST ANY CONVEYANCE  WITHIN  BUILD-
INGS  OR  STRUCTURES  UNLESS  SUCH  PERSON HOLDS AN ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S
LICENSE.
  4. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FOUR  OF
SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION
OF  THIS  ARTICLE  FOR  ANY  ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR  TO  ERECT, CONSTRUCT,
INSTALL, OR ALTER CONVEYANCES WITHIN BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES WITHIN THIS
STATE UNLESS A PERMIT THEREFOR  HAS  BEEN  ISSUED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER
BEFORE  WORK  IS COMMENCED. NO PERMIT SHALL BE ISSUED EXCEPT TO A PERSON
HOLDING A VALID ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE. A  COPY  OF  SUCH  PERMIT
SHALL BE KEPT AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE AT ALL TIMES WHILE THE WORK IS IN
PROGRESS.
  5.  EXCEPT  AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE,  ALL  NEW  CONVEYANCE  INSTALLATIONS
SHALL  BE  PERFORMED  BY AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR LICENSED TO INSTALL SUCH
CONVEYANCE. SUBSEQUENT TO INSTALLATION,  THE  ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR  MUST
CERTIFY  COMPLIANCE  TO THE COMMISSIONER WITH THE APPLICABLE SECTIONS OF
THIS ARTICLE AS WELL AS ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW,  RULE,  REGULATION  OR
CODE.    PRIOR  TO  SUCH  CONVEYANCES  BEING USED, THE PROPERTY OWNER OR
LESSEE MUST OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION FROM THE  COMMISSIONER.  A
FEE, AS SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE PAID FOR SUCH CERTIFICATE OF
OPERATION,  HOWEVER,  NO  SUCH  FEE SHALL BE REQUIRED FOR CONVEYANCES IN
PRIVATE RESIDENCES. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF  THE  LICENSED  ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR  TO  COMPLETE AND SUBMIT REGISTRATIONS FOR NEW INSTALLATIONS.
A CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION SHALL BE  VALID  FOR  ONE  YEAR,  EXCEPT  FOR
CERTIFICATES  ISSUED  FOR  PLATFORM  AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE
RESIDENCES, WHICH SHALL BE VALID FOR A PERIOD OF  THREE  YEARS.  CERTIF-
ICATES  OF  OPERATION MUST BE CLEARLY AND CONSPICUOUSLY DISPLAYED ON, IN
OR AROUND EACH CONVEYANCE AND BE ACCESSIBLE TO  THE  STATE  OR  LOCALITY
INSPECTING OR ENFORCING ANY APPLICABLE LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CODE.
  6.  EXCEPT  AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, THE  CERTIFICATE  OF  OPERATION  FOR
NEWLY INSTALLED PLATFORM LIFTS AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE RESI-
DENCES  SHALL  BE  ISSUED ONLY SUBSEQUENT TO AN INSPECTION BY A LICENSED
THIRD PARTY INSPECTION FIRM. THE CERTIFICATE OF OPERATION  FEE  FOR  ALL
NEW AND EXISTING PLATFORM AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS FOR PRIVATE RESIDENCES
AND  ANY  RENEWAL  CERTIFICATE FEES ARE HEREBY WAIVED. THE INSPECTION OF
PRIVATE RESIDENCE PLATFORM AND STAIRWAY CHAIRLIFTS SHALL BE DONE AT  THE
REQUEST AND CONSENT OF THE PRIVATE RESIDENCE'S OWNER OR LESSEES.
  7.  IT  SHALL  BE  THE  RESPONSIBILITY OF LICENSEES TO ENSURE THAT THE
INSTALLATION, SERVICE OR MAINTENANCE  OF  CONVEYANCES  IS  PERFORMED  IN
COMPLIANCE WITH EXISTING STATE AND LOCAL BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE CODES.
  S  929.  LICENSE  AND  PERMIT PROCEDURE. ALL APPLICATIONS FOR ELEVATOR
CONTRACTOR'S, ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S, AND ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSES AND
REQUIRED PERMITS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO  THE  DEPARTMENT  IN  WRITING  ON
FORMS  FURNISHED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER AND SHALL CONTAIN THE INFORMATION
SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AS WELL AS ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT THE
COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE. THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ALSO  SET  FEES  FOR
LICENSING AND PERMITTING UNDER THIS SECTION.

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  1.  APPLICATIONS  FOR  LICENSES. EVERY APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE UNDER
THIS ARTICLE SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) THE NAME, RESIDENCE ADDRESS AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT;
  (B)  THE  NUMBER OF YEARS THE APPLICANT HAS ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OR
PRACTICE OF DESIGNING, CONSTRUCTING, ERECTING,  INSTALLING,  INSPECTING,
TESTING,  REPAIRING,  ALTERING,  MAINTAINING,  OR  SERVICING CONVEYANCES
COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE;
  (C) THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF PERSONS, IF ANY, TO BE EMPLOYED  BY  THE
APPLICANT FOR AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE;
  (D)  EVIDENCE  THAT  THE  APPLICANT  IS  OR WILL BE COVERED BY GENERAL
LIABILITY, PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE INSURANCE; AND
  (E) ANY OTHER INFORMATION WHICH THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE.
  UPON APPROVAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL
ISSUE SUCH LICENSE WHICH SHALL BE VALID FOR TWO YEARS. THE FEES FOR SUCH
LICENSE AND RENEWAL THEREOF SHALL BE SET BY THE COMMISSIONER. ANY DENIAL
FOR SUCH APPLICATION SHALL SET FORTH THE REASONS THEREFOR.
  2.  APPLICATION FOR PERMITS. EVERY APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT UNDER THIS
ARTICLE SHALL INCLUDE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS STAMPED AND SIGNED  BY  A
PROFESSIONAL  ENGINEER  AND/OR AN ARCHITECT LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE AND/OR ARTICLE ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-SEVEN  OF  THE
EDUCATION  LAW.  EVERY APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT UNDER THIS ARTICLE SHALL
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) COPIES OF THE  SPECIFICATIONS  AND  ACCURATELY  SCALED  AND  FULLY
DIMENSIONED  PLANS  SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE INSTALLATION IN RELATION
TO THE PLANS AND ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING;
  (B) THE LOCATION OF  THE  MACHINERY  ROOM  AND  THE  EQUIPMENT  TO  BE
INSTALLED, RELOCATED OR ALTERED;
  (C) ALL STRUCTURAL SUPPORTING MEMBERS THEREOF, INCLUDING FOUNDATIONS;
  (D)  A  LIST  OF  ALL  MATERIALS  TO  BE  EMPLOYED AND ALL LOADS TO BE
SUPPORTED AND CONVEYED;
  (E) ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT THE COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE TO  ENSURE
THAT  SUCH PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUFFICIENTLY COMPLETE AND ILLUS-
TRATE ALL DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN; AND
  (F) ANY REQUIRED PERMITTING FEES, WHICH ARE  SUBJECT  TO  RETURN  UPON
DENIAL OF A PERMIT APPLICATION.
  UPON  APPROVAL  OF  AN APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
ISSUE SUCH PERMIT. SUCH PERMIT SHALL STATE THE TIME BY  WHICH  THE  WORK
SHALL  COMMENCE AND ALSO WHEN SUCH PERMIT EXPIRES. IF AFTER THE WORK HAS
BEEN STARTED, WORK IS SUSPENDED OR ABANDONED FOR A PERIOD OF SIXTY DAYS,
OR SUCH SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME AS THE COMMISSIONER MAY  SPECIFY  AT  THE
TIME  THE PERMIT IS ISSUED, THE PERMIT SHALL EXPIRE.  UPON EXPIRATION OF
A PERMIT FOR WHICH WORK HAS NOT BEEN  COMPLETED,  THE  COMMISSIONER  MAY
EXTEND SUCH PERMIT.
  3.  LICENSING  AND PERMITTING EXEMPTIONS. WHENEVER AN EMERGENCY EXISTS
IN THIS STATE DUE TO A DISASTER  OR  ACT  OF  GOD,  WHICH  IMPERILS  THE
HEALTH,  SAFETY  OR  WELFARE OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS AND PLACING
SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS IN IMMINENT DANGER OF INJURY OR DEATH AND
THE NUMBER OF PERSONS IN THE STATE HOLDING LICENSES GRANTED BY THE BOARD
IS INSUFFICIENT TO COPE WITH SUCH EMERGENCY, ANY PERSON CERTIFIED  BY  A
LICENSED  ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO HAVE AN ACCEPTABLE COMBINATION OF DOCU-
MENTED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION TO PERFORM ELEVATOR WORK WITH DIRECT AND
IMMEDIATE  SUPERVISION  SHALL  SEEK  AN  EMERGENCY  ELEVATOR  MECHANIC'S
LICENSE FROM THE COMMISSIONER WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS AFTER COMMENCING
WORK REQUIRING A LICENSE.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE EMERGENCY ELEVA-
TOR  MECHANIC'S  LICENSES  TO  ADDRESS  THE  EMERGENCY  THAT EXISTS. THE
LICENSED ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR SHALL FURNISH PROOF OF  COMPETENCY  AS  THE

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COMMISSIONER  MAY  REQUIRE.  EACH  SUCH  LICENSE SHALL RECITE THAT IT IS
VALID FOR A PERIOD OF FIFTEEN DAYS FROM THE DATE THEREOF  AND  FOR  SUCH
PARTICULAR  ELEVATORS  OR  GEOGRAPHICAL  AREAS  AS  THE COMMISSIONER MAY
DESIGNATE TO ADDRESS THE EMERGENCY SITUATION AND OTHERWISE SHALL ENTITLE
THE  LICENSEE  TO  THE  RIGHTS  AND PRIVILEGES OF AN ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S
LICENSE ISSUED IN THIS ARTICLE.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL RENEW  AN  EMER-
GENCY  ELEVATOR  MECHANIC'S LICENSE DURING THE EXISTENCE OF AN EMERGENCY
AS NEEDED. NO FEE SHALL BE CHARGED FOR ANY EMERGENCY ELEVATOR MECHANIC'S
LICENSE OR RENEWAL THEREOF.
  S 930.  QUALIFICATIONS,  TRAINING  AND  CONTINUING  EDUCATION.  1.  NO
LICENSE  SHALL  BE  GRANTED  TO ANY PERSON WHO HAS NOT PAID THE REQUIRED
APPLICATION FEE AND DEMONSTRATED HIS OR HER  QUALIFICATIONS  AND  ABILI-
TIES.  APPLICANTS  FOR  A MECHANIC'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE ONE OF THE
FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS: (A) AN ACCEPTABLE  COMBINATION  OF  DOCUMENTED
EXPERIENCE  AND  EDUCATION  CREDITS CONSISTING OF (I) NOT LESS THAN FOUR
YEARS WORK EXPERIENCE  IN  THE  CONSTRUCTION,  MAINTENANCE  AND  SERVICE
REPAIR  OF  ELEVATORS, AS VERIFIED BY CURRENT AND PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS AND
(II) SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF A WRITTEN EXAMINATION,  ADMINISTERED  BY
THE  COMMISSIONER, ON THE MOST RECENT NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL CONVEY-
ANCES CODES AND STANDARDS; OR
  (B)  ACCEPTABLE  PROOF  THAT  HE  OR  SHE  HAS  WORKED   ON   ELEVATOR
CONSTRUCTION,  MAINTENANCE  OR  REPAIR  WITH DIRECT AND IMMEDIATE SUPER-
VISION IN THIS STATE FOR A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN FOUR YEARS IMMEDIATE-
LY PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH
APPLICANT  SHALL  FILE SUCH APPLICATION WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS ARTICLE; OR
  (C) A CERTIFICATE OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION  AND  SUCCESSFULLY  PASSING
THE MECHANIC EXAMINATION OF A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TRAINING PROGRAM FOR
THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NATIONAL ELEVA-
TOR INDUSTRY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OR ITS EQUIVALENT; OR
  (D)  CERTIFICATE  OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE JOINT APPRENTICE AND
TRAINING COMMITTEE OF THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY OF LOCAL 3, IBEW,  EE  DIVI-
SION  TRAINING PROGRAM OR AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR ELEVATOR MECHAN-
ICS, HAVING STANDARDS SUBSTANTIALLY EQUAL TO THOSE OF THIS CHAPTER,  AND
REGISTERED  WITH THE BUREAU OF APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING, U.S. DEPART-
MENT OF LABOR OR A STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL.
  2. APPLICANTS FOR AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE TO
THE COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYS LICENSED ELEVATOR
MECHANICS WHO PERFORM THE WORK DESCRIBED IN SECTION NINE  HUNDRED  TWEN-
TY-SIX  OF  THIS ARTICLE AND HAVE PROOF OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE INSURANCE
REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION
NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  3. ANY APPLICANTS FOR AN ELEVATOR INSPECTOR'S LICENSE MUST DEMONSTRATE
TO  THE  SATISFACTION  OF  THE COMMISSIONER THAT SUCH APPLICANT MEETS OR
EXCEEDS APPLICABLE NATIONAL STANDARDS. PRIVATE ELEVATOR INSPECTORS SHALL
MAINTAIN THE SAME INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS AS AN ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR.
  4. (A) THE RENEWAL OF ALL LICENSES GRANTED  UNDER  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL BE CONDITIONED UPON THE SUBMISSION OF A CERTIF-
ICATE OF COMPLETION OF A COURSE DESIGNED TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING EDUCA-
TION OF LICENSEES ON NEW AND EXISTING NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL CONVEY-
ANCES CODES AND STANDARDS. SUCH COURSE SHALL CONSIST OF  NOT  LESS  THAN
EIGHT HOURS OF INSTRUCTION THAT SHALL BE ATTENDED ANNUALLY AND COMPLETED
PRECEDING  ANY  SUCH  LICENSE  RENEWAL. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS,  AND  SHALL
APPROVE  SUCH  PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS MAINTAIN A LIST OF APPROVED PROGRAMS
WHICH SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO LICENSE APPLICANTS, PERMIT  APPLICANTS,

S. 2917--C                          9

RENEWAL  APPLICANTS  AND  OTHER  INTERESTED  PARTIES  UPON  REQUEST. THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS  SETTING  FORTH  THE
CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL OF SUCH PROGRAMS, THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN
APPLYING  FOR  SUCH  APPROVAL,  AND  OTHER  RULES AND REGULATIONS AS THE
COMMISSIONER DEEMS NECESSARY AND PROPER TO EFFECTUATE  THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION.
  (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ASSESS  A FEE FOR EACH TRAINING PROGRAM
COMPLETION  CERTIFICATE  AND  FOR  EACH   REFRESHER   TRAINING   PROGRAM
COMPLETION  CERTIFICATE,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
COST OF SUCH CERTIFICATES BE ASSESSED BY THE SPONSOR  OF  SUCH  TRAINING
PROGRAM AGAINST THE PARTICIPANTS.
  5.  THE  RENEWAL  OF ALL LICENSES GRANTED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION SHALL BE CONDITIONED UPON THE SUBMISSION  OF  A  CERTIFICATE  OF
COMPLETION  OF  A  COURSE DESIGNED TO ENSURE THE CONTINUING EDUCATION OF
LICENSEES ON NEW AND EXISTING REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. SUCH COURSE
SHALL CONSIST OF NOT LESS THAN EIGHT HOURS OF INSTRUCTION THAT SHALL  BE
ATTENDED AND COMPLETED ANNUALLY PRIOR TO ANY SUCH LICENSE RENEWAL.
  THE  COURSES  SHALL BE TAUGHT BY INSTRUCTORS THROUGH CONTINUING EDUCA-
TION PROVIDERS THAT MAY INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE  LIMITED  TO,  ASSOCI-
ATION  SEMINARS,  AND  LABOR  TRAINING  PROGRAMS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
APPROVE THE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS.  ALL  INSTRUCTORS  SHALL  BE
EXEMPT  FROM  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH WITH REGARD TO
THEIR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE RENEWAL PROVIDED THAT SUCH  APPLICANT  WAS
QUALIFIED  AS  AN INSTRUCTOR AT ANY TIME DURING THE ONE YEAR IMMEDIATELY
PRECEDING THE SCHEDULED DATE FOR SUCH RENEWAL.
  APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS SHALL KEEP UNIFORM RECORDS, FOR  A  PERIOD
OF  SIX YEARS, OF ATTENDANCE OF LICENSEES FOLLOWING A FORMAT APPROVED BY
THE COMMISSIONER AND SUCH RECORDS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR  INSPECTION  BY
THE  COMMISSIONER  AT  HIS OR HER REQUEST.   APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS
SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY  OF  ALL  ATTENDANCE  RECORDS  AND
CERTIFICATES  OF COMPLETION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FALSIFYING OR KNOW-
INGLY ALLOWING ANOTHER TO FALSIFY SUCH  ATTENDANCE  RECORDS  OR  CERTIF-
ICATES  OF COMPLETION SHALL CONSTITUTE GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION OR REVOCA-
TION OF THE APPROVAL REQUIRED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  S 931. POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER.  1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE
AUTHORITY TO INSPECT, OR CAUSE TO BE  INSPECTED,  ONGOING  OR  COMPLETED
CONVEYANCES  PROJECTS  AND  TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION THEREOF UPON THE
COMMISSIONER'S OWN INITIATION OR UPON RECEIPT  OF  A  COMPLAINT  BY  ANY
PERSON  OR ENTITY. HOWEVER, NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL PERMIT THE
COMMISSIONER TO ENTER A PRIVATE RESIDENCE.
  2. IF, UPON RECEIPT OF A COMPLAINT ALLEGING A VIOLATION OF THIS  ARTI-
CLE, THE COMMISSIONER REASONABLE BELIEVES THAT SUCH VIOLATION EXISTS, HE
OR  SHE  SHALL  INVESTIGATE  AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE TO DETERMINE IF SUCH
VIOLATION EXISTS. IF THE COMMISSIONER DETERMINES THAT  NO  VIOLATION  OR
DANGER  EXISTS,  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL INFORM THE COMPLAINING PERSON OR
ENTITY.
  3. IF,  UPON  INVESTIGATION,  THE  COMMISSIONER  DETERMINES  THAT  THE
ALLEGED  VIOLATION EXISTS, THE COMMISSIONER MAY DELIVER TO SUCH OWNER OR
ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR OR HIS OR HER  AGENT  OR  REPRESENTATIVE  A  WRITTEN
ORDER  TO CURE SUCH VIOLATION AND MAY ORDER THAT THEIR PERMIT TO WORK ON
SUCH INSTALLATION, REPAIR OR  MAINTENANCE  PROJECT  SHALL  BE  SUSPENDED
UNTIL  SUCH  VIOLATION IS CURED. SUCH ORDER SHALL SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATE
THE VIOLATIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE THE BASIS OF THE ORDER TO CURE OR  ORDER
OF  SUSPENSION  AND SHALL SPECIFY THE CORRECTIVE ACTION TO BE TAKEN. THE
COMMISSIONER MAY ALLOW THE PERMIT TO TOLL DURING THE TIME OF SUCH ORDER.

S. 2917--C                         10

  4. UPON RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN NOTICE FROM THE ELEVATOR  CONTRACTOR,  OR
HIS  OR  HER  AGENT  OR  REPRESENTATIVE,  THAT  SUCH  VIOLATION HAS BEEN
CORRECTED, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN TEN  DAYS,  ISSUE  A  DETERMI-
NATION  AS  TO  WHETHER  SUCH  ORDER TO CURE HAS BEEN SATISFIED AND SUCH
ORDER OF SUSPENSION, IF ANY, SHALL BE LIFTED. IF THE COMMISSIONER DETER-
MINES  THAT  THE  ORDER  TO  CURE  HAS  NOT BEEN SATISFIED HE OR SHE MAY
CONTINUE SUCH ORDER FOR A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME UPON THE CONSENT  OF
THE  CONTRACTOR,  OR  HIS OR HER AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE. IF THE COMMIS-
SIONER DOES NOT CONTINUE THE ORDER, OR IF THE CONTRACTOR, OR HIS OR  HER
AGENT  OR  REPRESENTATIVE  DOES  NOT  CONSENT  TO SUCH CONTINUATION, THE
CONTRACTOR SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO A HEARING TO DETERMINE IF SUCH  ORDER
SHALL  BE LIFTED. ANY ENTITY OR CONTRACTOR WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED
BY A NOTICE, SUSPENSION, OR DETERMINATION ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION  MAY
COMMENCE  A  PROCEEDING  PURSUANT  TO ARTICLE SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL
PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  5. THE COMMISSIONER MAY, AFTER A NOTICE AND HEARING, SUSPEND OR REVOKE
A LICENSE ISSUED UNDER THIS  ARTICLE  BASED  ON  ANY  OF  THE  FOLLOWING
VIOLATIONS:
  (A) ANY FALSE STATEMENT AS TO A MATERIAL MATTER IN THE APPLICATION;
  (B) FRAUD, OR MISREPRESENTATION, IN SECURING A LICENSE;
  (C)  FAILURE  TO  NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER AND THE OWNER OR LESSEE OF A
CONVEYANCE OF ANY CONDITION NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS ARTICLE;
  (D) A VIOLATION OF SECTION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS  ARTICLE;
OR
  (E)  A FINDING BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT A CONTRACTOR HAS VIOLATED THIS
ARTICLE OR ANY RULE OR REGULATION PROMULGATED THEREUNDER TWICE WITHIN  A
PERIOD  OF THREE YEARS, OR THAT A CONTRACTOR HAS VIOLATED A PROVISION OF
THIS ARTICLE AND SUCH VIOLATION RESULTED IN  A  SERIOUS  THREAT  TO  THE
HEALTH  OR SAFETY OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS. THE COMMISSIONER MAY,
IN ADDITION TO ORDERING THAT SUCH CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE BE  REVOKED,  BAR
SUCH  INDIVIDUAL  FROM  BEING ELIGIBLE TO REAPPLY FOR SUCH LICENSE FOR A
PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TWO YEARS.
  6. THE COMMISSIONER MAY, AFTER NOTICE AND  HEARING,  REVOKE  A  PERMIT
ISSUED UNDER THIS ARTICLE BASED ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING VIOLATIONS:
  (A) ANY FALSE STATEMENTS OR MISREPRESENTATION AS TO A MATERIAL FACT IN
THE APPLICATION, PLANS, OR SPECIFICATIONS ON WHICH THE PERMIT WAS BASED;
  (B)  ANY APPLICATION WHICH BY OMISSION OR MISTAKE FAILS TO COMPLY WITH
THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE;
  (C) ANY FAILURE TO PERFORM WORK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THE  APPLICATION,  PLANS  OR  SPECIFICATIONS OR WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THIS ARTICLE OR CONDITIONS OF THE PERMIT;
  (D) A FAILURE BY THE OWNER OR ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR TO WHOM  THE  PERMIT
WAS  ISSUED  TO COMPLY WITH AN ORDER ISSUED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR
OF THIS SECTION; OR
  (E) A FINDING BY THE COMMISSIONER THAT AN INDIVIDUAL OR CONTRACTOR WHO
HAS BEEN ISSUED A PERMIT HAS VIOLATED ANY PROVISION UNDER  SECTION  NINE
HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE.
  7. (A) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, IF THE
COMMISSIONER  FINDS,  AFTER  NOTICE  AND HEARING, THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS
VIOLATED ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE, HE OR SHE  MAY  IMPOSE  A  CIVIL
PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH SUCH VIOLATION. UPON
A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE DETERMINATION
OF A PRIOR VIOLATION, THE COMMISSIONER MAY IMPOSE A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO
EXCEED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  (B)  THE PENALTY PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION MAY
BE INCREASED TO AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FIVE  THOUSAND  DOLLARS  IF  THE

S. 2917--C                         11

VIOLATION  RESULTED  IN  A  SERIOUS THREAT TO THE HEALTH OR SAFETY OF AN
INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS.
  8.  ANY ENTITY OR CONTRACTOR WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY AN ORDER
ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION MAY COMMENCE A PROCEEDING PURSUANT TO  ARTICLE
SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES.
  9. THE COMMISSIONER MAY BRING AN ACTION IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURIS-
DICTION TO ENJOIN ANY CONDUCT THAT VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTI-
CLE.
  10. THE COMMISSIONER MAY PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO
CARRY OUT AND EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S  932.  NEW  YORK  STATE  ELEVATOR  SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD. 1. AN
ELEVATOR SAFETY AND STANDARDS BOARD IS HEREBY  CREATED,  TO  CONSIST  OF
NINE  MEMBERS.  THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND
THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL EACH APPOINT THREE MEMBERS. THE GOVER-
NOR'S APPOINTEES SHALL BE COMPRISED  OF  A  REPRESENTATIVE  OF  A  MAJOR
ELEVATOR  MANUFACTURING  COMPANY,  A  MEMBER OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND A
BUILDING OWNER, MANAGER OR REPRESENTATIVE; THE  TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF
THE  SENATE'S  APPOINTEES  SHALL  BE  COMPRISED OF AN ELEVATOR SERVICING
COMPANY, AN ELEVATOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER OR CONSULTANT, AND AN ELEVA-
TOR INSPECTOR;  THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY'S  APPOINTEES  SHALL  BE
COMPRISED  OF  AN  ELEVATOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE LABOR UNION, AN ELEVATOR
MECHANIC, AND A FIRE MARSHAL. THE COMMISSIONERS OF HEALTH, LABOR, EDUCA-
TION, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OR THEIR DESIGNEES  SHALL  BE  EX-OFFICIO
MEMBERS.  THE  BOARD  SHALL  MEET  ON  AN  AS NEEDED BASIS TO ADVISE THE
COMMISSIONER ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF  THIS  ARTICLE.  THE  BOARD  SHALL
ELECT  A  CHAIRPERSON  TO SERVE FOR THE TERM OF THEIR APPOINTMENT TO THE
BOARD.  THE BOARD SHALL PREPARE AN ANNUAL REPORT FOR  THE  GOVERNOR  AND
THE  LEGISLATURE,  COPIES OF WHICH SHALL BE SENT TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF
HEALTH, EDUCATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND LABOR.
  2. THE FIRST MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT
OF THE SENATE, AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL HAVE A TERM OF  ONE
YEAR; THE SECOND MEMBER APPOINTED BY EACH SHALL HAVE A TERM OF TWO YEARS
AND THE REMAINING MEMBERS SHALL HAVE A TERM OF THREE YEARS. EACH OF SUCH
APPOINTED  MEMBERS  SHALL HOLD OFFICE FOR THE TERM FOR WHICH SUCH MEMBER
WAS APPOINTED AND UNTIL HIS OR HER SUCCESSOR SHALL HAVE  BEEN  APPOINTED
OR  UNTIL  HE  OR SHE SHALL RESIGN.  THE TERM OF OFFICE OF ALL SUCCESSOR
MEMBERS SHALL BE THREE YEARS. THE MEMBERS SHALL SERVE WITHOUT SALARY  OR
COMPENSATION, BUT SHALL BE REIMBURSED FOR NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN
THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
  3.  THE  BOARD  MAY CONSULT WITH ENGINEERING AUTHORITIES AND ORGANIZA-
TIONS CONCERNED  WITH  STANDARD  SAFETY  CODES,  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS
GOVERNING  THE  OPERATION,  MAINTENANCE, SERVICING, CONSTRUCTION, ALTER-
ATION, INSTALLATION, AND INSPECTION OF  CONVEYANCES  AND  THE  ADEQUATE,
REASONABLE, AND NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS OF ELEVATOR MECHANICS, CONTRAC-
TORS, AND INSPECTORS.
  4. THE DUTIES OF THE BOARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:
  (A)  ASSIST  THE  COMMISSIONER  AND THE DEPARTMENT IN ESTABLISHING THE
STATE REGULATIONS FOR EQUIPMENT COVERED BY THIS ARTICLE;
  (B) DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR  AN  ENFORCEMENT  PROGRAM  WHICH  WILL
ENSURE  COMPLIANCE  WITH THE REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS PROMULGATED BY
THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE;
  (C) ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER IN GRANTING EXCEPTIONS AND VARIANCES  FROM
THE  LITERAL  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THE APPLICABLE CODE AND STANDARDS, REGU-
LATIONS, AND LOCAL LEGISLATION, IN CASES WHERE SUCH VARIANCES WOULD  NOT
JEOPARDIZE THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE;

S. 2917--C                         12

  (D)  ASSIST  THE  COMMISSIONER  IN SETTING FEE SCHEDULES FOR LICENSES,
PERMITS, AND INSPECTIONS. THE FEES SHALL REFLECT THE  ACTUAL  COSTS  AND
EXPENSES TO CONDUCT THE DUTIES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE; AND
  (E) ASSIST THE COMMISSIONER IN ANY AND ALL THINGS NECESSARY OR CONVEN-
IENT  TO THE COMMISSIONER'S DUTY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTI-
CLE.
  S 933. EXEMPT PERSONS. THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO
THE PRACTICE, CONDUCT, ACTIVITIES, OR SERVICES BY A PERSON  LICENSED  TO
PRACTICE  ARCHITECTURE WITHIN THIS STATE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED
FORTY-SEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW OR ENGINEERING WITHIN THIS STATE PURSU-
ANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section  97-llll
to read as follows:
  S  97-LLLL.  ELEVATOR  AND RELATED CONVEYANCES SAFETY PROGRAM ACCOUNT.
1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE CUSTODY OF THE  STATE  COMPTROLLER
THE ELEVATOR AND RELATED CONVEYANCES SAFETY PROGRAM ACCOUNT.
  2.  SUCH  FUND  SHALL  CONSIST  OF  MONEYS  COLLECTED  PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE THIRTY-TWO OF THE LABOR LAW.
  3. MONEYS OF THE FUND SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMISSIONER OF  LABOR
FOR  PURPOSES  OF  OFFSETTING  THE COSTS INCURRED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF
LABOR FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF ARTICLE THIRTY-TWO  OF  THE  LABOR  LAW,
INCLUDING  THE ADMINISTRATION OF ELEVATOR AND RELATED CONVEYANCES SAFETY
PROGRAMS, THE ADMINISTRATION OF LICENSES AND PERMITS, AND  THE  ADMINIS-
TRATION  OF CERTIFICATES OF OPERATION AS SET FORTH IN SUCH ARTICLE THIR-
TY-TWO.
  4. THE MONEYS SHALL BE PAID OUT OF THE FUND ON THE AUDIT  AND  WARRANT
OF THE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS CERTIFIED OR APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER
OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE.
  5.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS OF ANY GENERAL OR SPECIAL LAW, NO
MONEYS SHALL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FUND UNTIL  A  CERTIFICATE  OF  ALLO-
CATION  AND  A  SCHEDULE  OF AMOUNTS TO BE AVAILABLE THEREFOR SHALL HAVE
BEEN ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET, AND A COPY  OF  SUCH  CERTIF-
ICATE  FILED  WITH THE COMPTROLLER. SUCH CERTIFICATE MAY BE AMENDED FROM
TIME TO TIME BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET  AND  A  COPY  OF  EACH  SUCH
AMENDMENT SHALL BE FILED WITH THE COMPTROLLER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date,  and
the  appointment  of  the  New  York state elevator safety and standards
board, are authorized and directed to be established, made and completed
on or before such effective date.

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