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    Subdivision 1. Applicability. For the purposes of sections 16B.61, 16B.72, 16B.73, and
to 16B.748, the terms defined in this section shall have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Passenger or freight elevator. "Passenger or freight elevator" means all elevators
except those that comply with the safety rules of the department relating to construction and
installation and that have automatic operation or continuous pressure operation.
    Subd. 3. Automatic operation. Automatic operation shall mean operation wherein the
starting of the elevator car is effected in response to momentary actuation of operating devices at
the landing or of operating devices in the car identified with the landings, or both, or in response
to an automatic starting mechanism and wherein the car is stopped automatically at the landings.
    Subd. 4. Continuous pressure operation. Continuous pressure operation shall mean
operation by means of buttons or switches in the car and at the landing, any one of which may be
used to control the movement of the car as long as the button or switch is manually maintained in
the actuating position.
    Subd. 5. Elevator. As used in this chapter, "elevator" means moving walks and vertical
transportation devices such as escalators, passenger elevators, freight elevators, dumbwaiters,
handpowered elevators, endless belt lifts, and wheelchair platform lifts, but does not include
external temporary material lifts or temporary construction personnel elevators at sites of
construction of new or remodeled buildings.
    Subd. 6. Municipality. "Municipality," as used in sections 16B.74 to 16B.748, means a city,
county, or town meeting the requirements of section 368.01, subdivision 1.
    Subd. 7. Elevator inspection. "Elevator inspection" means an examination of elevator
installations, repairs, alterations, removal, and construction for compliance with the State Building
Code that may include witnessing tests performed on elevators by elevator personnel, performing
tests on elevators, or an audit of records related to routine and periodic maintenance and testing,
or any combination thereof when performed by the department or a municipality authorized to
perform such inspections.
    Subd. 8. Elevator inspector. "Elevator inspector" means an individual who meets the
requirements established pursuant to section 16B.748, clause (1), who is performing elevator
inspections for the department or a municipality authorized to perform such inspections.
History: 1955 c 561 s 1; Ex1967 c 1 s 6; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1989 c 303 s 5,6; 1995 c 166
s 5,6,17; 2007 c 140 art 4 s 17-20

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