Bill Summary for S 777 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT AMENDING THE ELEVATOR SAFETY ACT OF NORTH CAROLINA RELATING TO ELEVATOR DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT USED IN A PRIVATE RESIDENCE, COTTAGE, OR SIMILAR ACCOMMODATION SUBJECT TO TAXATION UNDER G.S. 105-164.4F AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THAT PURPOSE.Intro. by Johnson.
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Regarding the scope of the Elevator Safety Act, Article 14A of GS Chapter 95, defines single family residence to specify the use of the term in GS 95-110.2, which excludes devices and equipment located and operated in a single-family residence from the scope of the Act. Defines single family residence to exclude existing private residences, cottages, or similar accommodations subject to the taxation of rental accommodations under GS 105-164.4F.
Amends GS 95-110.8 to require the property owner of an existing private residence, cottage, or similar accommodation subject to taxation of rental accommodations under GS 105-164.4F to install a baffle or a space guard to fill gaps in an elevator found during an inspection to be inconsistent with the identified sections of the Residential Code relating to elevators. Defines baffle or space guard, including that such baffle or space guard must be a nonremovable instrument.
Appropriates $10,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Labor for 2022-23 to implement the act.
Effective July 1, 2022.