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Senate Bill (H)

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Elevator safety. Provides that in certain instances, an elevator contractor and a person who works under an elevator contractor commit a Class C infraction if a regulated lifting device is operated and no regulated lifting device operating permit covers the operation. Allows the department of homeland security (department) to request certain types of documentation to determine that work conducted on a regulated lifting device was performed by a licensed individual. Requires the fire prevention and building safety commission (commission) to determine equivalent state licensing programs for reciprocity. Allows the commission to adopt national codes outside of a select list if Elevator safety. Provides that in certain instances, an elevator contractor and a person who works under an elevator contractor commit a Class C infraction if a regulated lifting device is operated and no regulated lifting device operating permit covers the operation. Allows the department of homeland security (department) to request certain types of documentation to determine that work conducted on a regulated lifting device was performed by a licensed individual. Requires the fire prevention and building safety commission (commission) to determine equivalent state licensing programs for reciprocity. Allows the commission to adopt national codes outside of a select list if the national code will improve safety and commerce. Requires the commission to adopt national codes within 24 months after the effective date of the national code. Provides that the commission may not adopt an amendment to a national code if the amendment will unreasonably impair safety. Allows the commission to set a fee that is less than the standard fee for certain permits if the acceptance inspection is performed by an inspector that is not employed by the department. Requires an individual who is renewing an operating certificate to submit all test results when making application for the renewal operating certificate. Requires the department to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Indiana professional licensing agency to administer a program to license and regulate elevator contractors, elevator mechanics, and elevator inspectors. Provides that an individual who is an applicant for an elevator inspector license shall meet the standards set forth in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) American National Standard QEI-1 (Standard for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors) as certified by the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA) or a similar accredited certifying organization as determined by the commission. Removes obsolete sections. Makes conforming changes. ... View more