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2013 House Bill 4970: Require license to install residential lifts
  1. Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on September 12, 2013, to require a licensed “residential maintenance and repair” contractor to get a separate license to install a “residential lift.” The contractor would have to be certified by the manufacturer, pay fees to be determined by the state’s occupational licensure bureau, and be deemed by that agency to be “qualified.” Residential lifts can include one-story stair-climbing machines for elderly or handicapped individuals. This is connected to House Bill 4971 which would exempt residential lift installers from the more comprehensive licensure and regulatory regime that applies to regular elevator contractors.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on September 12, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 15, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on October 23, 2013.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 23, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on October 30, 2013.
      1. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 30, 2013.
    1. Passed 58 to 50 in the House on October 30, 2013, to require a licensed “residential maintenance and repair” contractor to get a separate license to install a “residential lift.” The contractor would have to be certified by the manufacturer, pay fees to be determined by the state’s occupational licensure bureau, and be deemed by that agency to be “qualified.” Residential lifts can include one-story stair-climbing machines for elderly or handicapped individuals. This is connected to House Bill 4971 which would exempt residential lift installers from the more comprehensive licensure and regulatory regime that applies to regular elevator contractors.
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