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Record #: SO2013-8227   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/16/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 12/11/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-288 concerning licensing and regulation of crane operators
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Thompson, JoAnn, O'Shea, Matthew J.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 288 Crane Operators
Attachments: 1. O2013-8227.pdf, 2. SO2013-8227.pdf

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is a home rule unit of government as defined in Article VII, ยง6(a) of the Illinois Constitution, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, The licensingt>f crane operators is a matter of public safety pertaining to the government and affairs of the City of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, Active cranes in Chicago operate in a dense urban environment, often in close proximity to residential units, office spaces and pedestrians, thus underscoring the need for professional crane operators who adhere to the highest ' standards of safety; now, therefore,


SECTION 1. Section 4-288-020 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

4-288-020 Crane defined Definitions.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Apprentice crane operator" means an individual training to operate a crane under the direct supervision and responsible control of a crane operator properly licensed under this chapter.

"Approved accredited certifying entity" means any organization whose certification program for crane operators is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies fNCCA) or its equivalent, and that meets other criteria as mav be established by the commissioner. Equivalency to the NCCA certification program shall be determined by the commissioner.

"Board of crane operators examiners" or "board" means the board of crane operators examiners established pursuant to Section 2-116-250.

"Certificate of registration" means a written instrument issued bv the department acknowledging that the named person holds a crane operator's license under this chapter.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of buildings or the commissioner...

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