Florida Senate - 2016 SB 1602 By Senator Galvano 26-01445B-16 20161602__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to elevators; creating s. 399.031, 3 F.S.; providing a short title; providing clearance 4 requirements for elevators installed in residential 5 dwellings; requiring all such elevators to be equipped 6 with a certain sensor device; defining the term 7 “residential dwelling”; providing applicability; 8 providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 399.031, Florida Statutes, is created to 13 read: 14 399.031 Clearance requirements between elevator doors for 15 residential dwellings; sensor device required.— 16 (1) This section may be cited as the “Maxwell Erik ‘Max’ 17 Grablin Act.” 18 (2) For elevators installed in a residential dwelling: 19 (a) The clearance between the hoistway doors or gates and 20 the edge of the hoistway landing sill may not exceed 3 inches; 21 and 22 (b) The clearance between the hoistway face of the landing 23 door or gate and the car door or gate may not exceed 3 inches. 24 (3) All elevators in a residential dwelling must be 25 equipped with a sensor device that prevents the elevator from 26 operating if an object or any part of a person is located 27 between the hoistway face of the landing door or gate and the 28 car door or gate. 29 (4) As used in this section, the term “residential 30 dwelling” means a single-family residence or a single 31 residential unit or single apartment in a multifamily building. 32 (5) This section applies to all new and existing elevators 33 in a residential dwelling. 34 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.