Texas Register Preamble

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) proposes an amendment to §535.208, concerning applications for a real estate inspector or professional inspector license.

The amendment to §535.208 would eliminate the requirement that a person applying for an inspector license online furnish TREC with a hard copy of the application within 60 days to complete the application. Rather, the person would be required to furnish TREC with a photograph and signature prior to receiving a license, and the photograph and signature could be furnished before the application is filed. The amendment would streamline the electronic application process presently being developed by TREC, while obtaining appropriate identification of the applicant.

Mark A. Moseley, General Counsel, has determined that for the first five-year period the section as proposed is in effect there will be no fiscal implications for the state or for units of local government as a result of enforcing or administering the section. There is no anticipated impact on small businesses, micro businesses or local or state employment as a result of implementing the section.

Mr. Moseley also has determined that for each year of the first five years the section as proposed is in effect the public benefit anticipated as a result of enforcing the section will be the elimination of possible delays in the licensing process for real estate inspectors. There is no anticipated economic cost to persons who are required to comply with the proposed section.

Comments on the proposal may be submitted to Mark A. Moseley, General Counsel, Texas Real Estate Commission, P.O. Box 12188, Austin, Texas 78711-2188.

The amendment is proposed under Texas Civil Statutes, Article 6573a, §5(h), which authorizes the Texas Real Estate Commission to make and enforce all rules and regulations necessary for the performance of its duties.

The statute which is affected by this proposal is Texas Civil Statutes, Article 6573a.

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