From the Office of Del. Donna Stifler:
The Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) has announced that Harford County State Delegate Donna Stifler (R, Distict 35A) will be honored on November 13 with an Outstanding Leadership Award for her tenacious pursuit of legislation to ensure the safety of elevators in the State of Maryland.
The non-partisan legislation which was signed into law by the Governor after the 2009 Legislative Session brings Maryland in-line with its surrounding jurisdictions and allows the use of third party inspectors. The new law not only reduces State expenditures and eliminates the backlog of inspections, but, more importantly, increases the safety of the vertical riding public.
“This is a win –win,” said Stifler. “On one side of the ledger, it reduces state spending. On the other side, it brings in revenue. It also provides opportunity to small businesses to obtain state contracts. This is a stimulus that actually works,” said Stifler. “And it benefits all taxpayers at the same time. I am greatly honored to receive this award.”
I will forever think of Delegate Stiller ever time I enter an elevator wow this is where are stimulus money went.
Great use of tax payers $$$$$$$$ JUST what we need more governmental oversight and besides there is a daily occurrence of elevator accidents thanks for making Maryland not only a safer place but even more regulatory
David Tritt says
The number of elevator deaths in Northern Harford County recently is staggering. I can’t tell you how many farmers and homeowners in Northern Harford County have been clamoring for this type of legislation. Way to go!
… Passenger injuries and deaths is reported through the CPSC National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. During the nearly 10 years covered, the CPSC reported 56 non-work related deaths of elevator passengers – about six per year – in 21 states and the District of Columbia: California (2 deaths), District of Columbia (5), Florida (4), Illinois (3), Indiana (1), Louisiana (1), Maine (1), Michigan (3), Minnesota (3), Missouri (1), North Carolina (2), New Jersey (4), New York (12), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island (1), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (2), Virginia (1), West Virginia (1), and Wisconsin (1).
ted r. says
Will the state fire the inspectors it no longer needs or did their job just get easier? And the revenue comes out of the citizen’s pocket. Condo fees will be on the rise.
In some ways we will all get stiffed with the bill. Get it. ‘Stiffed’ with the ‘bill’. I so funny.
So why are the elevator certificates in the state office buildings in Annapolis all expired?
vietnam vet says
Take a ride, on some of the Elevators. at Sinai Hospital. if you don’t have heart trouble. you will.