2006 Kentucky Revised Statutes - .400 Definitions.198B.400 Definitions. As used in KRS 198B.410 to 198B.540, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) "Elevator" means all the machinery, construction, apparatus, and equipment used in raising and lowering a car, cage, or platform vertically between permanent rails or guides, and includes all elevators, power dumbwaiters, escalators, gravity elevators, and other lifting or lowering apparatus permanently installed between rails or guides, but does not include hand operated dumbwaiters, manlifts of the platform type with a platform area not exceeding nine hundred square inches, construction hoists, or other similar temporary lifting or lowering apparatus. (2) "Passenger elevator" means an elevator that is designed to carry persons to its contract capacity. (3) "Freight elevator" means an elevator used for carrying freight and on which only the operator, by the permission of the employer, is allowed to ride. (4) "General inspector" means a state inspector examined and hired to inspect elevators for the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction. (5) "Special inspector" means an inspector examined and certified by the office to inspect elevators in the state. (6) "Inspector" means either a general or special inspector. (7) "Office" means the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction. (8) "Certificate of operation" is a certificate issued by the office authorizing the operation of an elevator which must be conspicuously posted on the elevator at all times. (9) "Escalator" means a moving stairway consisting of steps attached to a continuously circulating belt that is used to move persons from one (1) level to another. (10) "Moving sidewalk" means horizontal flat panels attached to a continuously circulating belt used to move people. (11) "Fixed guideway system" means any nonrail system, funicular, or automated people mover, either air-suspended or wheeled, that is not regulated by the Federal Transit Administration. Effective: July 12, 2006 History: Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 157, sec. 1, effective July 12, 2006. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch. 295, sec. 85, effective July 15, 1980. -- Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 232, sec. 3; and ch. 299, sec. 77. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 239, sec. 1. Formerly codified as KRS 336.510. Legislative Research Commission Note (6/20/2005). 2005 Ky. Acts chs. 11, 85, 95, 97, 98, 99, 123, and 181 instruct the Reviser of Statutes to correct statutory references to agencies and officers whose names have been changed in 2005 legislation confirming the reorganization of the executive branch. Such a correction has been made in this section.
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