SB 1296

83(R) - 2013
Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Vote Recommendation

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Larry Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of real estate inspectors.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 1296 would increase the regulations placed on real estate inspectors to match the other licenses that the Texas Real Estate Commission oversees. The increase in regulations would include criminal background checks and an increase in required classroom hours.

Analysis: Increasing regulations further strengthens the barrier to entry for professions like real estate inspectors. This limits the field and increases the prices that individuals would have to pay for their services.