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225 ILCS 312/15

    (225 ILCS 312/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 15. Definitions. For the purpose of this Act:
    "Administrator" means the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
    "Alteration" means any change to equipment, including its parts, components, or subsystems, other than maintenance, repair, or replacement of the equipment, including its parts, components, or subsystems.
    "ANSI A10.4" means the safety requirements for personnel hoists, an American National Standard.
    "ASCE 21" means the American Society of Civil Engineers Automated People Mover Standards.
    "ASME A17.1" means the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, an American National Standard, and CSA B44, the National Standard of Canada.
    "ASME A17.3" means the Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators, an American National Standard.
    "ASME A17.7" means the Performance-Based Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, an American National Standard, and CSA B44.7, the National Standard of Canada.
    "ASME A18.1" means the Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, an American National Standard.
    "Automated people mover" means an installation as defined as an "automated people mover" in ASCE 21.
    "Board" means the Elevator Safety Review Board.
    "Certificate of operation" means a certificate issued by the Administrator or the Local Administrator that indicates that the conveyance has passed the required safety inspection and tests and fees have been paid as set forth in this Act.
    "Conveyance" means any elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator, moving sidewalk, platform lifts, stairway chairlifts and automated people movers.
    "Elevator" means an installation defined as an "elevator" in ASME A17.1.
    "Elevator contractor" means any person, firm, or corporation who possesses an elevator contractor's license in accordance with the provisions of Sections 40 and 55 of this Act and who is engaged in the business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining elevators or related conveyance covered by this Act.
    "Elevator contractor's license" means a license issued to an elevator contractor who has proven his or her qualifications and ability and has been authorized by the Administrator to work on conveyance equipment. It shall entitle the holder thereof to engage in the business of constructing, installing, altering, servicing, testing, repairing, or maintaining and performing electrical work on elevators or related conveyances covered by this Act within any building or structure, including, but not limited to, private residences. The Administrator may issue a limited elevator contractor's license authorizing a firm or company that employs individuals to carry on a business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining a specific type of conveyance within any building or structure, excluding private residences.
    "Elevator helper" means an individual registered with the Administrator who works under the general direction of a licensed elevator mechanic. Licensure is not required for an elevator helper.
    "Elevator industry apprentice" means an individual who is enrolled in an apprenticeship program approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training of the U.S. Department of Labor and who is registered by the Administrator and works under the general direction of a licensed elevator mechanic. Licensure is not required for an elevator industry apprentice.
    "Elevator inspector" means any inspector, as that term is defined in ASME QEI, who possesses an elevator inspector's license in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
    "Elevator mechanic" means any person who possesses an elevator mechanic's license in accordance with the provisions of Sections 40 and 45 of this Act and who is engaged in erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining elevators or related conveyance covered by this Act.
    "Elevator mechanic's license" means a license issued to a person who has proven his or her qualifications and ability and has been authorized by the Administrator to work on conveyance equipment. It shall entitle the holder thereof to install, construct, alter, service, repair, test, maintain, and perform electrical work on elevators or related conveyance covered by this Act. The Administrator may issue a limited elevator mechanic's license authorizing an individual to carry on a business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, or maintaining a specific type of conveyance within any building or structure.
    "Escalator" means an installation defined as an "escalator" in ASME A17.1.
    "Existing installation" means an installation defined as an "installation, existing" in ASME A17.1.
    "Inspector's license" or "inspection company license" means a license issued to an ASME QEI certified elevator inspector or inspection company that has proven the inspector's or the company's qualifications and ability and has been authorized by the Administrator to possess this type of license. It shall entitle the holder thereof to engage in the business of inspecting elevators or related conveyance covered by this Act.
    "License" means a written license, duly issued by the Administrator, authorizing a person, firm, or company to carry on the business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing, maintaining, or performing inspections of elevators or related conveyance covered by this Act. New and renewed licenses issued after January 1, 2010 will include a photo of the licensee.
    "Local Administrator" means the municipality or municipalities or county or counties that entered into a local elevator agreement with the Administrator to operate its own elevator safety program in accordance with this Act and the adopted administrative rules.
    "Material alteration" means an "alteration", as defined in the referenced standards.
    "Moving walk" means an installation defined as a "moving walk" in ASME A17.1.
    "Owner" means the owner of the conveyance, which could be an individual, a group of individuals, an association, trust, partnership, corporation, or person doing business under an assumed name. The owner may delegate his, her, or its authority to manage the day-to-day operations of the conveyance to another party, but may not delegate his, her, or its responsibilities and duties under this Act and the administrative rules.
    "Private residence" means a separate dwelling or a separate apartment or condominium unit in a multiple-family dwelling that is occupied by members of a single-family unit.
    "Repair" has the meaning set forth in the referenced standards. "Repair" does not require a permit.
    "Temporarily dormant" means an elevator, dumbwaiter, or escalator:
        (1) with a power supply that has been disconnected by
    
removing fuses and placing a padlock on the mainline disconnect switch in the "off" position;
        (2) with a car that is parked and hoistway doors that
    
are in the closed and latched position;
        (3) with a wire seal on the mainline disconnect
    
switch installed by a licensed elevator inspector;
        (4) that shall not be used again until it has been
    
put in safe running order and is in condition for use;
        (5) requiring annual inspections for the duration of
    
the temporarily dormant status by a licensed elevator inspector;
        (6) that has a "temporarily dormant" status that is
    
renewable on an annual basis, not to exceed a 5-year period;
        (7) requiring the inspector to file a report with the
    
Administrator describing the current conditions; and
        (8) with a wire seal and padlock that shall not be
    
removed for any purpose without permission from the elevator inspector.
    "Temporary certificate of operation" means a temporary certificate of operation issued by the Administrator or the Local Administrator that permits the temporary use of a non-compliant conveyance by the general public for a limited time of 30 days while minor repairs are being completed.
    All other building transportation terms are as defined in the latest edition of ASME A17.1 and ASME A18.1.
    "Temporary limited authority" means an authorization issued, for a period not to exceed one year, by the Administrator to an individual that the Administrator deems qualified to perform work on a specific type of conveyance.
(Source: P.A. 99-22, eff. 1-1-16.)