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10/16/2023 at 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 400a
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
ACTION: Chair Warren called the meeting to order at 10:01 a.m.
Members present: Brian Carroll, Shawn Emerick, Steven Rinehart, Mike Morgan, Dave Motley, Keisha Moulton, Scott Regan, Lee Warren
Bruce Carpenter joined the meeting at 10:06 a.m.
Commission Liaisons present: R. Scott Kesner, Leslie Lerner

Agenda Item 2 Discussion and possible action to excuse Committee member’s absence(s), if any
ACTION: Steve Rinehart, seconded by Mike Morgan, moved to excuse the absence of Bruce Carpenter.  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 July 17, 2023, meeting
Note: This item was passed until the next meeting in January 2024.

Agenda Item 6  General comments from visitors or written comments on non-agenda items

Agenda Item 7 Reports from Subcommittees:
a. Education Subcommittee
b. Standards of Practice Subcommittee
7.a. Shawn Emerick, Chair of the Subcommittee
7.b. Steven Rinehart, Chair of the Subcommittee

Agenda Item 8 Staff Reports:
a. Executive Division
b. TREC Enforcement Division
c. Education and Examinations Division
d. Licensing Division
8.a. Chelsea Buchholtz, Executive Director
8.b. Tony Renteria, Staff Attorney
8.c. Jennifer Wheeler, Education and Examinations Director
8.d. Denise Sample, Licensing Director

Agenda Item 9 Discussion and possible action regarding Texas Practicum Evaluation form and Texas Credit Request form
Note: no action taken on the Texas Practicum Evaluation form at this time.
ACTION: Mike Morgan, seconded by Steve Rinehart, moved to approve the Texas Credit Request form with an added signature line as presented. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Comment: Shannon Gatewood

Agenda Item 10 Discussion and possible action regarding education requirements for apprentice inspector licensure
ACTION: The committee decided by consensus to pursue a possible statutory change to require 4 hours of qualifying education for an Apprentice Inspector license.

Agenda Item 11 Discussion and possible action regarding fillable fields on the Property Inspection Report Form REI 7-6
ACTION: Steve Rinehart, seconded by Brian Carroll, moved to accept the fillable fields on the form as presented. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Agenda Item 12 Discussion and possible action regarding revisions to instruction sheet for inspection report
Comment: Shannon Gatewood
ACTION: Mike Morgan, seconded by Steve Rinehart, moved to change "should" to "may" and add "if" to the instruction sheet as discussed.  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:
- Elections for Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary

Agenda Item 14 Discussion and possible action regarding future meeting dates:
Future dates: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, April 15, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.
Alternative dates: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024, or Thursday, January 18, 2024
Tuesday, April 16, 2024, or Thursday, April 28, 2024
ACTION: The next meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, January 16, 2024, and Monday, April 15, 2024.

Agenda Item 15 Adjourn
ACTION: The meeting was adjourned at 11:44 a.m.