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Senator Galvano, District 21 — Press Release


January 27, 2016

CONTACT: Kathleen Galea, 850-487-5026

Max Grablin Act Passes First Senate Committee

Legislation Creates Safety Measures for Private Residential Elevators

Tallahassee —

The Florida Senate Committee on Regulated Industries, chaired by Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island), today passed Senate Bill 1602, Elevators, by Senate Majority Leader Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton). The legislation creates the “Maxwell Erik ‘Max’ Grablin Act” to increase the safety of residential elevators.

“The Max Grablin Act will help prevent other Florida families from enduring the tremendous loss and personal tragedy that the Grablin family has sustained,” said Leader Galvano. “This legislation provides for additional safety measures to be installed on the elevators of private residences to protect children from injury or death. I am honored to sponsor this legislation in memory of Max and with the support of the Grablin family.”  

Senate Bill 1602 establishes clearing requirements for elevators installed in private residences and requires all such elevators to be equipped with a sensor device that prevents the elevators from operating if an object is located between the hoistway face of the landing door or gate and the car door or gate.

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