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Meeting Details

10/09/2017 at 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 170
1700 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701

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TREC Inspector Committee

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Note: While the written portion of the minutes below are published in agenda order, the items may have been presented in a different order.

Agenda Item 1. Call to order & roll call.

The Chair called the meeting to order at 10:03 AM.

Committee members attending  in person:

Dianna Rose, Lee Warren, Brad Phillips, Matt Hart, Steven Rinehart, Shawn Emerick, Doyle Williamson

Committee Members attending via telephone:

Barbara Evans

Commissioners attending via videoconference:

Avis Wukasch

TREC Staff attending :

Kristin Worman (Deputy General Counsel), Gwen Jackson (Director, Education and Licensing), Michael Molloy (Staff Attorney), Jennifer Wheeler (Education Manager),Tony Slagle (Government Affairs), Mark Moore (Director, TREC SES)

Visitors Attending in Person:

Fred Buck, Mike Hamel

Agenda Item 2. Ratification of the minutes of the July 17, 2017 meeting.


A motion was made by Lee Warren, seconded by Barbara Evans, to ratify the minutes as approved.

The motion passed unanimously.

Agenda Item 3. General comments from visitors on non-agenda items.

Agenda Item 4. Reports from Subcommittees.

Doyle Williamson presented the Standards & Practice (SOP) Subcommittee Report

No Enforcement or Education Subcommittee Reports were given

Agenda Item 5. Staff reports from Administration & Management Services, Standards & Enforcement Services, and Education & Licensing Services.

Administration & Management Services report was given by Kristen Worman

Standards & Enforcement Services reports was given Michael Molloy

Education & Licensing Services was given by Gwen Jackson

Agenda Item 6. Discussion and possible action regarding amendments to 22 TAC §535.218, Continuing Education Required for Renewal.


A motion was made by Mr. Warren, seconded by Sean Emerick, to recommend adoption of the ammendment as proposed.

The motion passed unanimously.

Agenda Item 7. Discussion and Possible Action regarding amendments to:

a.       22 TAC §535.211, Professional Liability Insurance, or Any Other Insurance that Provides Coverage for Violations of Subchapter G of Chapter 1102; and

b.       REI COI-2 (Certificate of Insurance).


A motion was made by Mr. Warren, seconded by Brad Phillips, to recommend postposing adoption of these proposed amendments to allow staff time to provide the Committee additional information on the potential impact these changes may have on availability and costs of insurance if adopted.

The motion passed unanimously.

The Chair called a 10 minute break at 11:37 PM.

The meeting was called back to order at 11:47 PM.

Agenda Item 8. Discussion and possible action regarding posting photos from home inspections on Social Media.


No committee action was taken.

Agenda Item 9. Discussion and possible action regarding 22 TAC §535.220. Professional Conduct and Ethics.


No committee action was taken.

Agenda Item 10. Request for future meeting agenda items.

The following items will be brought forward for discussion at the next meeting:

  1. proposed amendments to 22 TAC §535.211 regarding inspector professional liability insurance
  2. responsibilities to the property owner of the property being inspected
  3. review of non-elective distance education course delivery

Agenda Item 11. Discussion of future meeting dates.


Meetings of the full committee were scheduled for Monday, January 8at 10:00 AM  and Monday, February 26 at 10:00 AM. A meeting of the SOP Subcommittee was scheduled for Monday, January 8 at 9:00 am.

Agenda Item 12. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 12:18 PM.