§ 8701 Emergency communication.
(a) Every elevator which is used to transport people shall have some means for its passengers to communicate directly to a person outside the elevator in an emergency; such means shall be available on a 24-hour basis.
(b) This section shall not apply to any private residence.
(c) Each county or municipality may adopt rules or regulations to effectuate this section.
§ 8702 Compliance; penalties.
(a) Every elevator subject to this section shall have 6 months from July 25, 1996, to comply with the provisions hereof.
(b) No certificate of occupancy shall be issued to any building not exempt from this section containing an elevator that does not comply with this section, and no permit or license to operate an elevator subject to this section shall be issued or renewed if such elevator does not comply with this section.
(c) The owner of any elevator subject to this section that does not comply with this section shall be fined $1,000 for each 1 year, or part thereof, for which such noncompliance exists.