Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 978 -- Licensure of Home Inspectors

Sponsor:  Parson

This bill requires home inspectors to be licensed by the Division
of Professional Registration within the Department of Insurance,
Financial Institutions, and Professional Registration.  In its
main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Establishes the Missouri Home Inspectors Commission to
implement the licensure program;

(2)  Requires any person conducting home inspections to be
licensed by the commission;

(3)  Allows unlicensed persons to assist licensed home

(4)  Provides licensing exemptions for certain entities and

(5)  Creates within the state treasury the Missouri Home
Inspectors Fund to be used by the commission for its costs;

(6)  Authorizes the commission to establish licensing
qualifications and an application process, develop and publish
standards of professional conduct, approve courses of
instruction, prescribe the form and content of examinations, and
establish continuing education requirements and reciprocity
agreements; and

(7)  Authorizes the commission to refuse to issue, suspend, or
revoke licenses and cause complaints to be filed against
licensees with the Administrative Hearing Commission as specified
in the bill.

The bill becomes effective January 1, 2008.

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94th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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