Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1602 Ì956882NÎ956882 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 01/28/2016 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Regulated Industries (Negron) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 399.031, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 399.031 Clearance requirements between elevator doors for 8 elevators inside a private residence.— 9 (1) This section may be cited as the “Maxwell Erik ‘Max’ 10 Grablin Act.” 11 (2) For elevators installed in a private residence: 12 (a) The distance between the hoistway face of the hoistway 13 doors and the hoistway edge of the landing sill may not exceed 14 3/4 inch for swinging doors and 2 1/4 inches for sliding doors. 15 (b)1. Horizontal sliding car doors and gates shall be 16 designed and installed to withstand a force of 75 pounds applied 17 horizontally on an area 4 inches by 4 inches at right angles to 18 and at any location on the car door without permanent 19 deformation. The deflection may not exceed 3/4 inch and may not 20 displace the door from its guides or tracks. The force must be 21 applied while the door is in the fully closed position. 22 2. Folding car doors shall be designed and installed to 23 withstand a force of 75 pounds applied horizontally using a 4 24 inch-diameter sphere at any location within the folds on the car 25 door without permanent deformation. The deflection may not 26 exceed 3/4 inch and may not displace the door from its guides or 27 tracks. The force must be applied while the door is in the fully 28 closed position. 29 (c) The distance between the hoistway face of the landing 30 door and the hoistway face of the car door or gate shall conform 31 to one of the following: 32 1. If a power-operated horizontally sliding hoistway and 33 car doors are used, the measurement between the leading edge of 34 the doors or sight guard, if provided, may not exceed 4 inches. 35 If it is possible for a user to detach or disconnect either door 36 from the operator and such detachment or disconnection allows 37 the user to operate the door manually, the requirement in 38 subparagraph 5. applies. 39 2. If swinging hoistway doors and folding car doors are 40 used and both doors are in the fully closed position, the space 41 between the hoistway door and the folding door must reject a 4 42 inch-diameter sphere at all points. 43 3. If swinging hoistway doors and car gates are used, the 44 space between the hoistway door and the car gate must reject a 45 4-inch-diameter sphere at all points. 46 4. If the car doors are powered and arranged so that they 47 cannot be closed until after the hoistway door is closed, and 48 the car doors automatically open when the car is at a landing 49 and the hoistway door is opened, the measurement between the 50 hoistway face of the hoistway door and the hoistway face of the 51 car door at its leading edge may not exceed 4 inches. If it is 52 possible for a user to detach or disconnect either door from the 53 operator and such detachment or disconnection allows the user to 54 operate the door manually, the requirement in subparagraph 5. 55 applies. 56 5. If swinging or horizontally sliding hoistway doors and 57 manual horizontally sliding car doors are used and both doors 58 are in the fully closed position, the space between the swinging 59 or horizontally sliding hoistway door and the manual 60 horizontally sliding car doors must reject a 4-inch-diameter 61 sphere at all points. 62 (3) The underside of the platform of an elevator car shall 63 be equipped with a device that, if the platform of the elevator 64 car is obstructed anywhere on its underside in its downward 65 travel, interrupts the electric power to the driving machine 66 motor and brake, if provided, and stops the elevator car’s 67 downward motion within 2 inches. The stroke of the device may 68 not be less than the stopping distance of the platform of the 69 elevator car. The force required to operate the device may not 70 exceed 15 pounds. Downward motion shall be permitted to resume 71 only after the elevator has been manually reset. 72 (4) This section applies to all new elevators in a 73 residential dwelling. 74 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016. 75 76 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 77 And the title is amended as follows: 78 Delete everything before the enacting clause 79 and insert: 80 A bill to be entitled 81 An act relating to elevators; creating s. 399.031, 82 F.S.; providing a short title; providing clearance 83 requirements for elevators installed in private 84 residences; requiring certain doors and gates to 85 withstand a specified amount of force; requiring 86 certain doors to reject a sphere of a specified size 87 under certain circumstances; requiring all such 88 elevators to be equipped with a certain device; 89 providing requirements for the device; providing 90 applicability; providing an effective date.