Baldridge’s elevator law modernization bill passes House

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 30, 2021

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 107, which revises the law regarding elevator safety and maintenance in Ohio.

H.B.107, sponsored by State Representative Brian Baldridge, R-90, modernizes the current statute to increase safety, transparency, and accountability in the operation, installation, and ongoing maintenance of elevators.

“Public safety is one of my top concerns as a legislator,” Baldridge said. “House Bill 107 will ensure elevators and conveyances are up to date so that we can protect the everyday lives of Ohioans across the state.”

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Currently, Ohio does not have a system to license mechanics who install and maintain elevators and other conveyances. H.B. 107 will require elevator mechanics to be licensed by the state of Ohio and create a regulatory framework for training and maintenance.

H.B. 107 passed the House with a vote of 77-7 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.