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SECTION 950
Application
Labor (LAB) CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE 33
§ 950. Application. 1. This article covers licensing of businesses and
occupations that engage in design, construction, installation,
inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, service, and repair of the
following equipment:

(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 non-residential
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 fifty-one
of this article; and

(d) automatic guided transit vehicles on guideways with an exclusive
right-of-way. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, automated
people movers.

2. The following equipment is not covered by this article:

(a) personnel and material hoists;

(b) manlifts;

(c) mobile scaffolds, towers, and platforms;

(d) powered platforms and equipment for exterior and interior
maintenance;

(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) stairway chairlifts for private residences; and

(o) 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 provisions of this article shall not apply to the
owners or lessees of private residences who design, construct, install,
alter, repair, service, or maintain conveyances that are located or will
be located in such owner or lessee's private residence. However, any
person hired to design, 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. No license shall be required for the outfitting, removal,
refinishing, or replacement of interior finishes, including wall panels,
drop ceilings, handrails and flooring, removal or replacement of
interior lighting, recladding of doors, transoms and front return
panels, finishing, or ornamental work on car operating panels.

6. The provisions of this article and the rules adopted pursuant
thereto 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
additional requirements and restrictions.

7. Any municipal corporation may waive licensing fees for any
individual seeking an elevator license, or its equivalent, offered by
such municipal corporation if such individual holds an elevator
mechanic's license pursuant to this article; provided, however, that any
elevator mechanic's license, or its equivalent, offered by a municipal
corporation shall not be inconsistent with the requirements of this
article and nothing herein shall prevent the enactment by local law or
ordinance of additional requirements.