H.B. No. 3741
  relating to standards for elevators, escalators, and related
  equipment; authorizing a fee.
         SECTION 1.  Section 754.014(a), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commission by rule shall adopt standards for the
  installation, maintenance, alteration, operation, testing, removal
  from service, and inspection of equipment used by the public in:
               (1)  buildings owned or operated by the state, a
  state-owned institution or agency, or a political subdivision of
  the state; and
               (2)  buildings that contain equipment that is open to
  the general public, including a hotel, motel, apartment house,
  boardinghouse, church, office building, shopping center, or other
  commercial establishment.
         SECTION 2.  Section 754.015(d), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (d)  The executive director may charge a reasonable fee as
  set by the commission for:
               (1)  registering or renewing registration of an
  elevator inspector;
               (2)  registering or renewing registration of a
               (3)  applying for a certificate of compliance;
               (4)  filing an inspection report as required by Section
  754.019(a)(3), 30 days or more after the date the report is due, for
  each day the report remains not filed after the date the report is
               (5)  submitting for review plans for the installation
  or alteration of equipment;
               (6)  reviewing and approving continuing education
  providers and courses for renewal of elevator inspector and
  contractor registrations;
               (7)  applying for a waiver, new technology variance, or
  delay; [and]
               (8)  attending a continuing education program
  sponsored by the department for registered elevator inspectors; and
               (9)  applying to remove equipment from service.
         SECTION 3.  Section 754.019(a), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The owner shall:
               (1)  have the equipment inspected annually by a
  registered elevator inspector, unless the equipment has been
  removed from service in accordance with commission rules;
               (2)  obtain an inspection report from the inspector
  evidencing that all equipment in a building on the real property was
  inspected in accordance with this chapter and rules adopted under
  this chapter;
               (3)  file with the executive director each inspection
  report, and all applicable fees, not later than the 30th calendar
  day after the date on which an inspection is made under this
               (4)  display the certificate of compliance for the
  equipment in a publicly visible area as defined by commission rule;
               (5)  maintain the equipment in compliance with the
  standards and codes adopted under commission rules.
         SECTION 4.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation shall
  adopt the rules necessary to implement the changes in law made by
  this Act.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 3741 was passed by the House on April
  23, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 2, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3741 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________