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File #: Res 0749-2015    Version: * Name: Require the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators and other people moving devices. (A.1787/S.1945)
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.1787/S.1945, to require the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators and other people moving devices
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Rosie Mendez, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Helen K. Rosenthal, Costa G. Constantinides, Ben Kallos, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Karen Koslowitz, Mark Levine, Ritchie J. Torres, Eric A. Ulrich, The Public Advocate (Ms. James)
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Attachments: 1. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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12/31/2017*James G. Van Bramer City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*James G. Van Bramer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*James G. Van Bramer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 749

 

Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.1787/S.1945, to require the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators and other people moving devices

 

By Council Members Van Bramer, Mendez, Crowley, Rosenthal, Constantinides, Kallos, Espinal, Koslowitz, Levine, Torres, Ulrich and the Public Advocate (Ms. James)

 

Whereas, The use of unsafe and defective elevators exposes employees and the public to unsafe conditions and imposes substantial probability of serious injury; and

Whereas, Improper design, construction, maintenance and repair of such conveyances is preventable by requiring proper training of persons employed to perform work on elevators and by requiring the licensing of contractors and the certification of individuals involved in elevator projects; and

Whereas, An alarming number of fatal incidents involving improperly maintained or repaired elevators has occurred across the five boroughs in recent years that could have been prevented by proper training and licensing; and

Whereas, Workers in the field of elevator construction, modernization, maintenance and repair have died on the job in incidents that could have been prevented through education and training; and

Whereas, Contractors who perform and supervise work that is dangerous to the public must be held accountable; and

Whereas, A.1787, introduced by Assembly Member Keith L.T. Wright and pending in the New York State Assembly, and companion bill S.1945, introduced by State Senator John J. Bonacic and pending in the New York State Senate, seek to amend the New York Labor Law and the New York Finance Law by requiring the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators and other automated people moving devices; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.1787/S.1945, to require the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators and other people moving devices.