TREC Inspector Committee
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Agenda Item 1 Call to order & roll call
ACTION: Chair Warren called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m.
Members present: Lee Warren, Shawn Emerick, Steven Rinehart, Bruce Carpenter, Brian Carroll, Barbara Evans, Mike Morgan, Dave Motley, Scott Regan, Doyle Williamson
Members absent: Robert John Daehn, Jr.,
Commissioner liaison present: R. Scott Kesner
Agenda Item 2 Housekeeping
Agenda Item 3 Remarks from the Chair
Agenda Item 4 Discussion and possible action to excuse Committee member’s absence(s), if any
Agenda Item 5 Ratification of the minutes of the October 12, 2020, meeting
ACTION: Shawn Emerick, seconded by Mike Morgan, moved to approve ratification of the minutes. No vote was needed or taken.
Agenda Item 6 Election of Officers:
a. Chair Nominations
b. Vice-Chair Nominations
c. Secretary Nominations
ACTION: The Chair called for nominations.
Chair: Shawn Emerick, seconded by Scott Regan, moved to nominate Lee Warren as Chair.
Vice Chair: Scott Regan, seconded by Barbara Evans, moved to nominate Shawn Emerick as Vice-Chair.
Secretary: Shawn Emerick, seconded by Barbara Evans, moved to nominate Steven Rinehart.
The motions were adopted by unanimous vote and Lee Warren was elected Chair, Shawn Emerick was elected Vice-Chair, and Steven Rinehart was elected Secretary.
Agenda Item 7 General comments from visitors or written comments on non-agenda items
No comments were given.
Agenda Item 8 Reports from Subcommittees:
a. Education Subcommittee
b. Standards of Practice Subcommittee
Reports given by the following:
8.a. Steve Rinehart, Chair of the Committee
8.b. Shawn Emerick, Chair of the Committee
The Chair made the following appointments:
Education Subcommittee: Steve Rinehart, Chair, Barbara Evans, Bruce Carpenter, and Brian Carroll
SOP Subcommittee: Shawn Emerick, Chair, Scott Regan, Mike Morgan, and Dave Motley
Agenda Item 9 Staff Reports:
a. Executive Division from
b. TREC Enforcement Division
c. Education and Examinations Division
d. Licensing Division
Reports given by the following:
9.a. Chelsea Buchholtz, Executive Director and Tony Slagle, Deputy Executive Director
9.b. Mike Molloy, Enforcement Director
9.c. Jennifer Wheeler, Education and Examinations Director
9.d. Denise Sample, Licensing Director
Agenda Item 10 Update from the course writing group
Update given by: Steve Rinehart, Chair and Jennifer Wheeler, Education and Examinations Director
Agenda Item 11 Discussion and possible action to recommend amendments to 22 TAC 535.216, Renewal of License, proposed at the November 10, 2020, Commission meeting
ACTION: Bruce Carpenter, seconded by Brian Carroll, moved to recommend the amendments to 22 TAC §535.216, Renewal of License, be adopted at the February Commission meeting. The motion was adopted with Mike Morgan abstaining due to technical issues.
Agenda Item 12 Discussion and possible action regarding a form to provide for the disclosure of inspector referral fees and a clients’ approval as required by 22 TAC 535.220, Professional Conduct and Ethics.
ACTION: Scott Regan, seconded by Shawn Emerick, moved to recommend an amendment to 22 TAC §535.220, Professional Conduct and Ethics be presented to the full Commission for possible proposal at the February Commission Meeting. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 13 Discussion and possible action regarding amendments to the inspector SOPs (22 TAC 535.227-535.233) Presented by Shawn Emerick.
ACTION: The committee decided by consensus to send the SOP's back to the subcommittee to make revisions and bring back at next meeting.
Agenda Item 14 Discussion and possible action regarding amendments to the inspector report form and rule 22 TAC 535.223, Standard Inspection Report Form.
ACTION: The committee decided by consensus to send back to the SOP committee.
Agenda Item 15 Update on displaying inspector addresses on TREC Website
Update given by Deputy Executive Director Slagle.
Agenda Item 16 Request for future meeting agenda items:
a) formation of a working group to discuss software being used by inspectors to complete TREC inspection reports
Update given by Deputy Executive Director Slagle
ACTION: The committee requested to add the SOPs and the inspection report form on next agenda and display of inspector addresses on TREC website.
Agenda Item 17 Discussion and possible action regarding dates for 2021 per Commission approved meeting schedule:
Monday, April 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.;
Monday, July 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.; and
Monday, October 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, or Thursday, April 15, 2021;
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, or Thursday, July 15, 2021; and
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, or Thursday, October 14, 2021.
ACTION: The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Agenda Item 18 Adjourn
ACTION: The meeting was adjourned at 2:41 p.m.