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2015 House Bill 4163: Remove some licensure restrictions on residential lift installers

Public Act 35 of 2015

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on February 10, 2015
To permit a licensed residential home builder to install residential stairway lifts without being subjected to the much more rigorous licensure provisions that apply to elevator contractors. The residential contractor would have to carry $2 million in liability insurance and be certified by the manufacturer of the lifts, which are one-story stair-climbing machines for elderly or handicapped individuals. See also House Bill 4162.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee on February 10, 2015
Reported in the House on March 3, 2015
With the recommendation that the amendments be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on March 10, 2015
To include references to industry standards in a section prescribing acceptable standards for lift and their installers.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 10, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Graves (R) on March 10, 2015
To establish a new date on which the bill will go into effect if passed.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 10, 2015
Received in the Senate on March 12, 2015
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on March 12, 2015
Reported in the Senate on May 7, 2015
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 21, 2015

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