37-73-216. Temporary elevator mechanic's license. (1) (a) If, in the case of an emergency or disaster as defined in 10-3-103, the department determines that the number of licensed elevator mechanics is insufficient to cope with the emergency or disaster, the department shall contact the licensed elevator contractors operating in the state and request that the elevator contractors certify to the department any persons in their employ who have an acceptable combination of education and experience to perform elevator work without direct supervision.
(b) As soon as practicable, the department shall issue to a person certified pursuant to subsection (1)(a) a temporary elevator mechanic's license.
(c) The license may not be valid for more than 30 days. However, the department may renew the license for 30-day periods in the case of a continuing emergency or disaster.
(d) The department may limit a person's temporary license to certain equipment or to certain geographical areas.
(2) (a) An elevator contractor shall inform the department if there are not any licensed elevator mechanics available to perform elevator work on behalf of the elevator contractor.
(b) The elevator contractor may submit a list to the department of any persons that the elevator contractor certifies have an acceptable combination of documented education and experience to perform the work of an elevator mechanic without direct supervision.
(c) The department shall issue a temporary elevator mechanic's license to any person, certified by an elevator contractor, who applies for a license to the department on a form supplied by the department. The department may charge a fee for a temporary license issued under this subsection that is commensurate with the department's costs in administering this subsection (2).
(d) A temporary license issued under this subsection (2) is valid for a period of 30 days, and the department shall renew the license for additional 30-day periods as long as the shortage of licensed elevator mechanics exists and the licensee is employed by the certifying elevator contractor. However, the department may refuse to renew a temporary license for any temporary licensee that the department determines has had an adequate opportunity to obtain a license under the provisions of 37-73-203 and 37-73-204.