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.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.