• Acts
  • 2000

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 146 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 53 the following section:-

Section 53A. The commissioner shall issue rules and regulations, pursuant to chapter 30A, embodying the classifications of hoisting machinery and establishing criteria and procedures for the issuance, denial, renewal, suspension and revocation of licenses of apprentice operators of such machinery. However, a final adjudication that there has been a violation of federal or state occupational safety and health regulations, or any rule or regulation adopted by the department, shall be cause for the denial, revocation or suspension of any license issued under this section. Criteria for issuance of such licenses shall include, but not be limited to, training and experience requirements appropriate to the categories of machinery for which the license is intended, and registration with the apprenticeship council within the department of labor and workforce development. A holder of such apprentice license may operate hoisting machinery only under the guidance and supervision of a holder of a license to operate for the category of hoisting machinery to be operated by the apprentice.

Section 2. Said chapter 146 is hereby further amended by striking out section 54, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 54. A license to operate hoisting machinery shall be carried on the person of the operator or apprentice operator while operating such hoisting machinery.

Section 3. Section 54A of said chapter 146, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 and 2, the words "sections fifty-three or fifty-four" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- section 53, 53A or 54.

Approved August 13, 2000.