SSB 5793

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C 128 L 09

Synopsis as Enacted

Brief Description: Concerning a single-occupancy farm conveyance.

Sponsors: Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection (originally sponsored by Senators Schoesler, Hewitt, Honeyford and Morton).

Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection

House Committee on Commerce & Labor

Background: All privately and publicly owned elevators and other conveyances must have operating permits and are subject to annual safety inspections by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). Certain lifts and hoists erected for use during construction work are exempt from the permit and inspection requirements.

Summary: Single-occupancy farm conveyances used exclusively by a farm operator and the farm operator's family members are exempt from L&I permit and inspection requirements. Single-occupancy farm conveyances are hand-powered counterweighted single-occupancy conveyances that travel vertically in a grain elevator and are located on farms that do not accept commercial grain.

Votes on Final Passage:







Effective: July 26, 2009