Bill Summary for H 619 (2021)

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Jun 14 2022

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House Bill 619 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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 committee substitute replaces the 2nd edition with the following. 

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 private residences, cottages, or similar accommodations subject to the taxation of rental accommodations under GS 105-164.4F. 

Amends GS 95-110.8 to establish 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 property owner disconnect the power to an elevator which does not comply with the established requirements until the owner can comply with listed actions, 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, and provide the Commissioner of Labor with documentation verifying compliance in one of two permitted forms stated, to be maintained by the Elevator and Amusement Device Division. 

Directs the NC Building Code to adopt rules to amend Section R321 of the State Building Code that are inconsistent with 2016 ASME 44 A17.1 sections 5.3.1.8.2 and 5.3.1.8.3 and substantively identical to the provisions of GS 95-110.8(b), as enacted by this act.

Effective October 1, 2022.

Changes the act's titles.