Location: SCR 357
BILL SUMMARY for SB17-038
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
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11:32 AM -- SB17-038
Senator Todd, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-038, which prohibits practicing, advertising, or representing oneself as a home inspector without first registering with the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). A home inspector is defined as someone who conducts a limited visual survey of the components of a residential building, including heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, and structural systems, as well as the foundation and roof. The definition does not include HVAC technicians, roofing contractors, government code inspectors, industrial hygienists, or anyone registered, certified, or licensed by the state.
11:36 AM -- Jay Hicks, representing the American Society of Home Inspectors and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:40 AM -- Ginny Brown, representing DORA, testified in support of the bill. Discussion ensued on a recent sunset recommendation regarding the regulation of home inspectors.
11:46 AM -- Ted Leighty, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill. Discussion ensued on the current practice regarding home inspections in Colorado.
11:53 AM -- Ed Hardey, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill. Discussion ensued on the buyer's role in selecting a home inspector during a real estate transaction.
The bill was laid over to a future date.