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SB 22 (BR 373) - G. Tapp

     AN ACT relating to home inspector licensing.
     Amend KRS 198B.700 to conform and to define "home inspector"; amend KRS 198B.702 to conform; amend KRS 198B.704 to clarify term of members of the board and require adherence to duly adopted code of ethics; amend KRS 198B.706 stipulate penalties the board may invoke for violations; amend KRS 198B.712 to prohibit advertising as a home inspector by unlicensed persons; amend KRS 198B.722 to require late fees, if applicable, and background checks; amend KRS 198B.732 to stipulate violators guilty of a second offense within five years shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor under KRS 534.040; repeal KRS 198B.734 and reenact as a new section of KRS Chapter 413, amended to require that claims be brought within one year of the date of inspection and prohibit home inspectors acting in their capacity as inspectors from indicating compliance with the building code; amend KRS 227.660 to permit the office to authorize licensed home inspectors to assist in the inspection of mobile homes and recreational vehicles; amend KRS 198B.710 and 198B.736 to conform; repeal KRS 198B.736.


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except delete authorization of home inspector assistance in the inspection of mobile homes and recreational vehicles; remove requirement that claimants bring actions based on a home inspection within one year of the date of the inspection; amend KRS 198B.716 to permit the board to accept out-of-state training programs completed by a nonresident if the training meets or exceeds the normal requirements of the board; indicate that a nonresident who completes an accepted out-of-state training program must still pass an examination prescribed or approved by the board.

     HFA (1, J. Jenkins) - Retain original provisions; make technical correction to provide for compensation of general counsel for the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction when acting as legal adviser.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 8-introduced in Senate; to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 25-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 26, 2008
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-received in House
     Mar 3-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Mar 18-posting waived retroactively; posted in committee
     Mar 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 27, 2008
     Mar 27-3rd reading, passed 97-1 with floor amendment (1) ; received in Senate
     Apr 1-to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendment (1) ; Senate concurred in House floor amendment (1) ; passed 37-0
     Apr 2-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 14-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 100)

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