TREC Inspector Committee
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Agenda Item 1 Call to order
ACTION: Chair Emmerick called the meeting to order at 10:01 a.m.
Members present: Shawn Emerick, Steven Rinehart, Bruce Carpenter, Brian Carroll, Dave Motley, Keisha Moulton, Scott Regan, Lee Warren
Members absent: Mike Morgan
Agenda Item 2 Discussion and possible action to excuse Committee member’s absence(s), if any
No action taken.
Agenda Item 3 Housekeeping
Agenda Item 4 Remarks from the Chair
Agenda Item 5 Ratification of the minutes of the April 18, 2022, meeting
ACTION: Lee Warren, seconded by Steve Rinehart, moved to ratify the April 18, 2022, minutes. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 6 General comments from visitors or written comments on non-agenda items
ACTION: The committee reviewed two written comments and decided by concensus to place the "Walk and Talk Inspections" item on the October meeting agenda and declined to proceed with the Petition for Amendment to TREC Rule 22 TAC §535.31(g)(5).
Agenda Item 7 Reports from Subcommittees:
a. Education Subcommittee
b. Standards of Practice Subcommittee
Agenda Item 8 Staff Reports:
a. Executive Division
b. TREC Enforcement Division
c. Education and Examinations Division
d. Licensing Division
Comment: Scott Newcomer
Comment: Roy Carter
Agenda Item 9 Discussion and possible action regarding 22 TAC §535.222, Inspection Reports.
ACTION: Scott Regan, seconded by Brian Carroll, moved to moved to foward the amendments to 22 TAC §535.222, with changes as discussed, to the full Commission for possible proposal. The motion was adopted; Lee Warren was not present and did not vote.
Agenda Item 10 Discussion and possible action regarding 22 TAC §535.223, Standard Inspection Report Form.
Comment: Roy Carter
ACTION: The Committee decided by concensus to table this item and send back to the SOP committee for further discussion. The Committee asked staff create a "instruction sheet" for inspection report checkboxes to place on the TREC website and present it at the October meeting.
Agenda Item 11 Discussion regarding receiving payment at closing for inspections
Comment: Scott Newcomer
ACTION: The Committee decided by consensus to direct TREC Enforcement to start asking inspectors as part of the investigative process when were they paid for the inspection report.
Agenda Item 12 Discussion and possible action regarding quadrennial rule review of 22 TAC Chapter 535
ACTION: Scott Regan, seconded by Lee Warren, moved to foward the amendments to 22 TAC Chapter 535, Subchapter R, as presented, to the full Commission for possible proposal. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 13 Request for future meeting agenda items
ACTION: The committee requested the following items be added:
Discussion regarding "Walk and Talk" inspections
Discussion and possible action regarding adding a "instruction sheet" for inspection report checkboxes to place on the TREC website
Discussion and possible action regarding 22 TAC §535.223, Standard Inspection Form following the SOP committee meeting first
Report back from Enforcement regarding procedure to collect information regarding payment of inspection reports before or at closing
Discussion and possible action regarding Termination of Inspector Sponsorship Form from Director Sample; and
Update regarding legislative items from Deputy Executive Director Slagle
Agenda Item 14 Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates
Monday, October 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.; and
Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, or Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, or Thursday, January 19, 2023;
ACTION: The next meeting is scheduled for October 18, 2022.
Agenda Item 15 Adjourn
ACTION: The meeting adjourned at 11:43 a.m.