Bill Text - HB1187 (2010)

Relative to residential elevators and accessibility lifts.


Revision: Feb. 19, 2010, midnight

HB 1187 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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2010 SESSION

10-2128

05/09

HOUSE BILL 1187

AN ACT relative to residential elevators and accessibility lifts.

SPONSORS: Rep. N. Elliott, Hills 19; Rep. McGuire, Merr 8; Rep. Groen, Straf 1; Rep. Boyce, Belk 5; Rep. Hogan, Hills 25

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

ANALYSIS

This bill exempts residential elevators and accessibility lifts from RSA 157-B, the law governing the inspection and certification of elevators, provided that the devices meet safety criteria established by the commissioner of labor.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ACT relative to residential elevators and accessibility lifts.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Section; Elevators and Accessibility Lifts; Residential Property. Amend RSA 157-B by inserting after section 17-a the following new section:

157-B:17-b Elevator or Accessibility Lift in Residential Property. The exemption in RSA 157-B:2, IV for accessibility lifts in private residences shall apply to any residential property, including multi-family rental property, provided that the lift is accessible to only one residential unit, is entirely contained within that unit, and meets any applicable safety criteria established by rule pursuant to RSA 157-B:17-a.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2011.

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