101.985(2)(d) (d) Temporary licensing. If there are no elevator mechanics licensed under this subchapter available to provide services contracted for by an elevator contractor licensed under this subchapter, the elevator contractor may notify the department and request the issuance of a temporary elevator mechanic's license to any individual who is certified by the elevator contractor as adequately qualified and able to perform the work of an elevator mechanic without direct and immediate supervision and who applies for a temporary elevator mechanic's license on a form prescribed by the department. A temporary elevator mechanic's license has a term of 30 days and may be renewed by the department in the case of a continuing shortage of licensed elevator mechanics. The department shall specify on a temporary elevator mechanic's license the elevator contractor in whose employ the licensee must remain to provide services under the temporary elevator mechanic's license. The requirements under pars. (ab) and (ad) do not apply to an individual who applies for a temporary elevator mechanic's license.
101.985(3) (3)Elevator inspector. The department shall issue an elevator inspector license to each individual who demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department that the individual is adequately qualified and able to provide inspection services of conveyances as required under s. 101.983 (2). The department shall promulgate rules that establish the qualifications required for issuance of an elevator inspector license.
101.985(5) (5)Issuance, term, renewal, and continuing education.
101.985(5)(a)(a) Issuance and term. Except as provided under ss. 440.12 and 440.13, the department shall issue a license to any applicant who satisfies the applicable requirements of subs. (1) to (3) and any rules promulgated under subs. (1) to (3) and who pays any applicable fee required by rule of the department under s. 101.19 (1g) (k). Except as provided under sub. (2) (c) and (d), the term of each license is 2 years.
101.985(5)(b) (b) Renewal and continuing education.
101.985(5)(b)1.1. An applicant for renewal of a license under sub. (2) (ab), (ad), or (b), or (3) shall provide to the department a certificate indicating that, during the term of the license, the applicant has satisfactorily met the education requirements established by rule under subd. 2.
101.985(5)(b)2. 2. The department shall promulgate rules that establish the education requirements for purposes of subd. 1. The rules shall include all of the following:
101.985(5)(b)2.a. a. Standards for certification of specific programs.
101.985(5)(b)2.b. b. The number of hours of education required.
101.985(5)(b)2.c. c. Criteria for receiving a waiver from the department of the education requirements.
101.985(6) (6)Revocation and suspension. The department may revoke or suspend a license issued under subs. (1) to (3) if the department finds any of the following:
101.985(6)(a) (a) That the licensee made a false statement of material fact in an application submitted to the department.
101.985(6)(b) (b) That the license was obtained by fraud, misrepresentation, or bribery.
101.985(6)(c) (c) That the licensee failed to notify the department and the owner or lessee of a conveyance that the conveyance failed to meet any of the requirements of this subchapter or of the rules promulgated under this subchapter.
101.985(6)(d) (d) That the licensee violated this subchapter or any rule promulgated under this subchapter.
101.985(7) (7)Application.
101.985(7)(a) (a) Each application for a license under subs. (1), (2) (ab) or (ad), or (3) shall be made on a form prescribed by the department, and each application shall contain at least the following information:
101.985(7)(a)1. 1. If the applicant is an individual, the applicant's name and residential address.
101.985(7)(a)2. 2. If the applicant is a sole proprietorship, the applicant's name and residential and business addresses.
101.985(7)(a)3. 3. If the applicant is a partnership, the name and business address of the partnership and the names and residential addresses of each partner.
101.985(7)(a)4. 4. If the applicant is a corporation, the name and principal business address of the corporation and the name and address of the corporation's registered agent for service of process.
101.985(7)(a)5. 5. If the applicant is a limited liability company, the name and principal business address of the limited liability company and the name and address of the limited liability company's registered agent for service of process.
101.985(7)(a)6. 6. The number of years the applicant has performed work or engaged in the business to be authorized under the license.
101.985(7)(a)7. 7. If the application is for an elevator contractor's license, the approximate number of individuals, if any, the applicant will employ upon licensure.
101.985(7)(a)8. 8. If the application is for an elevator contractor's license, a certification that all work described in s. 101.984 (2) (a) and (b) that the person will contract to perform under the license will be performed by elevator mechanics licensed under sub. (2).
101.985(7)(a)9. 9. Satisfactory evidence that the applicant is or, upon licensure, will be insured to the extent required under sub. (1) or (3).
101.985(7)(a)10. 10. A description of each of the applicant's criminal arrests and convictions, if any.
101.985(7)(b) (b) Each application for a license under sub. (2) (am) shall be made on a form prescribed by the department, and each application shall contain the relevant information necessary to issue the license, as determined by the department.
101.986 101.986 Conveyance safety code council duties. The conveyance safety code council shall review this subchapter and rules promulgated under this subchapter and recommend a statewide conveyance safety code for promulgation by the department. The council shall consider and make recommendations to the department pertaining to rules for the enforcement of this subchapter, the granting of variances, administrative appeal procedures, fees, and any other matter under this subchapter.
101.986 History History: 2005 a. 456.
101.988 101.988 Enforcement and penalties.
101.988(1)(1)Investigations.
101.988(1)(a)(a) Initiated by department. The department may perform investigations to aid in the enforcement of this subchapter and rules promulgated under this subchapter.
101.988(1)(b) (b) Initiated by public. Any person may file a written notice with the department, requesting the department to investigate an alleged violation of this subchapter or rules promulgated under this subchapter or a dangerous condition involving a conveyance. The notice shall set forth the specific grounds for the request and shall be signed by the person filing the notice. Upon request of the person filing the notice, the department shall keep the person's name confidential and shall withhold the name from public inspection under s. 19.35 (1), except that the department may disclose the name to a law enforcement officer for official purposes. If the department determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the alleged violation or dangerous condition exists, the department shall investigate to determine if the alleged violation or dangerous condition exists. If the department determines that there are no such reasonable grounds, the department shall notify the person filing the notice.
101.988(2) (2)Orders of the department. The department may issue orders to enforce this subchapter and rules promulgated under this subchapter.
101.988(3) (3)Penalties. Any person who violates this subchapter or rules promulgated under this subchapter may be fined not more than $1,500 or imprisoned for not more than 30 days or both, except that, notwithstanding s. 939.61 (1), the owner of a private residence in which a conveyance is located may not be fined or required to pay a forfeiture to this state as a result of any violation involving that conveyance.
101.988 History History: 2005 a. 456.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 367 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before August 13, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 13, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-13-18)