Bill Summary for H 619 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT IMPOSING SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELEVATORS IN CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL RENTAL ACCOMMODATIONS, AND DIRECTING THE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL TO AMEND THE STATE BUILDING CODE.Intro. by Moffitt, Richardson, Setzer, Winslow.
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Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Eliminates the proposed changes to the scope of the Elevator Safety Act, Article 14A of GS Chapter 95. Eliminates the proposed changes to GS 95-110.8, establishing requirements for elevators in a private residence, cottage, or similar accommodation subject to taxation of rental accommodations under GS 105-164.4F.
Instead enacts a new statute, GS 143-143.7, establishing substantively identical requirements as those previously proposed to GS 95-110.8, with the following changes. Creates requirements for elevators in a private residence, cottage, or similar accommodation subject to taxation of rental accommodations under GS 105-164.4F relating to (1) the gap between the hoistway face of the landing door and the hoistway face of the car door and (2) doors and gates, based on whether the doors are horizontal sliding or folding. Mandates that the landlord prevent operation of an elevator which does not comply with the established requirements until the elevator meets certain corrective criteria, as applicable depending on which requirement is not being met, such as installing a nonremovable space guard or door baffle, or replacing an unsatisfactory door (previously, mandated the property owner disconnect the power to the elevator and prevent its operation until the property owner has complied with the specified requirements). Makes violations punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor. Requires the landlord to provide the Commissioner of Insurance (was, Commissioner of Labor) with documentation verifying compliance in one of two permitted forms stated. Now includes a definition for elevator.
Amends GS 42-42 and GS 42A-31 to require landlords of residential properties and landlords of residential vacation properties to comply with all applicable elevator safety requirements set forth in new GS 143-143.7.
Makes the above changes effective October 1, 2022.
Now directs the NC Building Code to adopt rules to amend Section R321 of the State Building Code that are consistent with 2016 ASME A17.1 sections 188.8.131.52.2 and 184.108.40.206.3 and the provisions of GS 143-143.7(a) and (b), as enacted by this act. Makes the directive effective on the date the act becomes law (was, October 1, 2022).
Changes the act's long title.