Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 71C of chapter 143 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (1) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
(1) The board shall hold frequent examinations in such city or cities in the commonwealth as it deems necessary. Public notice shall be given of all examinations. Each applicant for a license who furnishes satisfactory proof that he has worked as an elevator constructor, maintenance man or repairman, or as a helper under the direct and immediate supervision of a licensed elevator constructor, maintenance man and repairman, for not less than two years shall be entitled to be examined. A fee shall accompany each application and each renewal thereof, the amount of which shall be determined annually by the commissioner of administration under the provision of section three B of chapter seven for the filing thereof. The board shall subject each applicant to a written examination and to such practical tests as it may deem necessary, and if found by the board to be qualified, the applicant shall be granted a license as an elevator constructor, maintenance man and repairman. Each application shall entitle the applicant to one examination.
Licenses shall be valid throughout the commonwealth but shall not be assignable or transferable. A license shall continue in force until the date of birth of the licensee occurring more than twelve months but not more than twenty-four months after the date of such license unless suspended or revoked. If any such license or the renewal thereof expires in an even year, any subsequent renewal shall expire on the next anniversary of the licensee's date of birth occurring in an even year. If any such license or renewal thereof expires in an odd year any subsequent renewal shall expire on the next anniversary of the licensee's date of birth occurring in an odd year. A license issued to a person born on February twenty-ninth shall for the purposes of this section expire on March first. Licenses not renewed at the expiration date shall become void, and shall, after one year, be reinstated only by reexamination of the licensee. A notice of the date of expiration of a license shall be sent to the licensee at least thirty days prior to such date. Any license may, after notice and hearing, be suspended or revoked by the board for a violation by the holder of any statute or regulation relative to elevators, for incompetency or untrustworthiness of the holder, or for other sufficient cause. Upon suspension or revocation of a license, the holder thereof shall deliver the certificate of such license forthwith to the board. Any applicant or holder of a license aggrieved by the action of the board in denying, revoking or suspending a license may, within ten days, appeal therefrom to the board of elevator regulations whose decision shall be final. Failure of the board to act upon any application for a period of sixty days after the filing thereof shall be deemed to constitute a denial.