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
ACTION: Chair Warren called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.
Members present: Shawn Emerick, Steven Rinehart, Bruce Carpenter, Mike Morgan, Keisha Moulton, Scott Regan, Lee Warren
Dave Motley joined the meeting at 10:02 a.m.
Members absent: Brian Carroll
Commission Liaison present: R. Scott Kesner
Commissioner present: Leslie Lerner
Agenda Item 2 Discussion and possible action to excuse Committee member’s absence(s), if any
ACTION: Mike Morgan, seconded by Keisha Moulton, moved to excuse the absence of Brian Carroll. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 3 Housekeeping
Agenda Item 4 Remarks from the Chair
Agenda Item 5 Ratification of the minutes of the January 17, 2023, meeting
Agenda Item 6 General comments from visitors or written comments on non-agenda items
No action taken but it was noted that the commenter could review the TREC website for information about filling out the form.
Agenda Item 7 Election of Vice-Chair
ACTION: Mike Morgan nominiated himself. Mike Morgan became Vice-Chair by acclamation.
Agenda Item 8 Reports from Subcommittees:
a. Education Subcommittee
b. Standards of Practice Subcommittee
Reports given by:
8.a. Shawn Emerick, Chair of the Subcommittee
8.b. Steven Rinehart, Chair of the Subcommittee
Agenda Item 9 Staff Reports:
a. Executive Division
b. TREC Enforcement Division
c. Education and Examinations Division
d. Licensing Division
Reports given by the following:
9.a. Tony Slagle, Deputy Executive Director
9.b. Tony Renteria, Staff Attorney
Comment: Shannon Gatewood
9.c. Jennifer Wheeler, Education and Examinations Director
9.d. Denise Sample, Licensing Director
Comment: Tom Langley
Agenda Item 10 Discussion and possible action regarding course materials for the Inspector Legal, Ethics and SOP Review course
No action taken but it was noted that the writing group would make final recommendation to the full Commission.
Agenda Item 11 Discussion and possible action regarding an evaluation form for the Texas Practicum
The committee decided by consensus to correct grammar on number 7 and to send this back to the Education SubCommittee for its June meeting.
Agenda Item 12 Discussion and possible action regarding posting photographs of licensed inspectors to the TREC website
No action taken.
Agenda Item 13 Discussion and possible action regarding a definition of specialized tools/equipment.
Comment: Shannon Gatewood
ACTION: The committee decided by consensus to change language to examples of tools and send back to the writing group.
Agenda Item 14 Discussion and possible action regarding 22 TAC §535.216, Renewal of License
ACTION: Steven Rinehart, seconded by Shawn Emerick moved to forward §535.216, Renewal of License with changes, as discussed, to the full Commission for possible adoption at its May meeting. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 15 Discussion and possible action regarding 22 TAC §535.222, Inspection Reports
ACTION: Mike Morgan, seconded by Shawn Emerick moved to forward §535.222, Inspection Reports to the full Commission for possible adoption at its May meeting. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 16 Discussion and possible action regarding 22 TAC, Chapter 535 – Quadrennial Rule Review as follows:
a. §535.208, Application for a License
b. §535.209, Examinations
c. §535.210, Fees
d. §535.212, Education and Experience Requirements for a License
e. §535.213, Qualifying Real Estate Inspector Instructors and Courses
f. §535.214, Education and Experience Requirements for a License
g. §535.218, Continuing Education Required for Renewal
h. §535.219, Schedule of Administrative Penalties
i. §535.220, Professional Conduct and Ethics
j. §535.224, Practice and Procedure
ACTION: Shawn Emerick, seconded by Steven Rinehart, moved to foward Chapter 535 to the full Commission for possible adoption at its May meeting. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 17 Update regarding legislative session
Agenda Item 18 Request for future meeting agenda items
ACTION: The committee requested the following items be added:-Discussion regarding SOP sections (send to SOP committee first): Appliances: gas line, shut off valves and electrical disconnects
Comment: Shannon Gatewood
-Discussion and possible action regarding an evaluation form for the Texas Practicum
Agenda Item 19 Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates:
Monday, July 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.;
Monday, October 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023, or Thursday, July 20, 2023;
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, or Thursday, October 19, 2023
ACTION: The next meetings are scheduled for July 17, 2023, and October 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Agenda Item 20 Adjourn
ACTION: The meeting adjourned at 12:06 p.m.