HB 385 – FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 385
This bill adds a requirement of 2 years of experience working under a licensed elevator or accessibility lift mechanic in order to be licensed in this state and clarifies the eligibility for licensure by reciprocity. The bill also exempts licensed elevator and accessibility lift mechanics from requirements for licensure as an electrician for work in both commercial and residential installations on elevator and accessibility lift controls.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen
AN ACT relative to licensure of, and the performance of electrical work by, elevator and accessibility lift mechanics.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
252:1 Elevator and Accessibility Lifts; License Requirements. Amend RSA 157-B:8-a to read as follows:
157-B:8-a Mechanics. An elevator or accessibility lift mechanic shall pass an examination given by the commissioner[
, except in cases in which an elevator or accessibility lift mechanic] provided the person either (a) has at least 2 years of documented experience, with an average of 1,800 hours in each year over the 2-year period, working in this state directly under a licensed New Hampshire elevator or accessibility lift mechanic; or (b) holds a certificate or license of competency as an elevator or accessibility lift mechanic issued by another state and has proven to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the person has experience [ in excess of 5] as an elevator or accessibility lift mechanic for at least 3 consecutive years [ within the state], with an average of 1,800 hours in each year over the 3-year period. A license shall be issued to the mechanic for a 2-year period. A fee of $50 shall be charged for the initial examination and license. A license may be renewed every 2 years upon payment of a fee of $35. Employees of the department of labor shall not be charged for the issuance or renewal of a license. A person who holds a certificate or license of competency as a mechanic [ equal to that of this] issued by another state may be issued a license without examination upon payment of a fee of $35, provided that licensees of New Hampshire are not subject to greater requirements for certification or licensure in the other state than those required by New Hampshire. The commissioner may revoke any license for cause shown, after a hearing. The holder of a license under question shall receive 7 days’ written notice informing the licensee of the charges and of the time and place of the hearing.
252:2 New Paragraph; Electricians; Exception for Licensed Elevator and Accessibility Lift Mechanics. Amend RSA 319-C:3 by inserting after paragraph XI the following new paragraph:
XII. An elevator or accessibility lift mechanic licensed by the labor commissioner under RSA?157-B:8-a and rules adopted thereunder (a) for accessibility lifts, at the wiring originating from the final disconnecting means at the equipment; or (b) for elevators, at the equipment disconnects located in the elevator machine room and associated with the elevator equipment, elevator hoistway doors, and elevator car only; in both commercial and residential installations on elevator and accessibility lift controls.
252:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
Approved: July 24, 2013
Effective Date: September 22, 2013