(1) An applicant for an original license or renewal of an elevator contractor license shall submit:
(a) a completed application;
(b) the appropriate fee;
(c) a general contractor registration to engage in the business of installing, repairing, or altering powered conveyances;
(d) a currently dated, certified copy of a liability insurance policy issued to the business name listed on the application, which includes the insurance policy number, and which complies with the requirements of 50-60-716, MCA;
(e) a current certificate of existence or a current certificate of fact issued by the Montana Secretary of State's office; and
(f) a current list of all licensed elevator mechanics or inspectors who will be responsible for all work performed under the contractor's license, and any permit issued to the contractor, which shall be updated at license renewal.
(2) An individual owner or sole proprietor of an elevator contracting business not licensed as an elevator mechanic or inspector shall employ one or more licensed elevator mechanics or inspectors to perform all conveyance work done under that contractor's license and conveyance permits issued to that contractor. No holder of an elevator mechanic's license can be named as the responsible elevator mechanic for more than one elevator contractor at any given time.
(3) An owner of a limited elevator contracting business not licensed as a limited mechanic shall employ a limited mechanic to perform all work done under that contractor's license. No holder of a limited mechanic's license can be named as the responsible limited mechanic for more than one elevator contractor at any given time.
(4) A responsible elevator mechanic or responsible limited mechanic who leaves the employment of a licensed elevator contractor, for whatever reason, must provide written notification to the department of that fact within ten working days. The licensed elevator contractor must notify the department within ten working days, on a provided form, of the change of responsible elevator mechanic or responsible limited mechanic.
(a) Failure to name another responsible elevator mechanic or responsible limited mechanic, as applicable, within ten working days is cause for disciplinary action, including suspension or revocation of the elevator contractor's license.
(5) A licensed elevator mechanic or limited mechanic may be relieved from further responsibility under any application or permit if the elevator mechanic or limited mechanic has left or been discharged from the employment of an elevator contractor or owner, provided the elevator mechanic or limited mechanic sends a notice in writing to that effect within ten working days of the last day of employment to the department or the state or local building code enforcement entity, whichever is applicable.