Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1189 -- 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' Board to implement
the licensure program and specifies its duties, powers,
membership, and terms of office;

(2)  Requires persons conducting home inspections to be licensed
by the board;

(3)  Establishes the criteria for the supervision, training, and
licensure of home inspector apprentices;

(4)  Exempts certain individuals, businesses, and associations
from licensure;

(5)  Creates the Missouri Home Inspectors' Fund to be used by the
board for its costs;

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

(7)  Authorizes the board 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.

Any person or corporation who knowingly violates the provisions
of the bill will be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

The bill becomes effective January 1, 2010.

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95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Last Updated November 17, 2009 at 9:26 am