Bill Text: NY A06149 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to home inspection professional licensing; requires home inspection professionals to pass the National Home Inspector examination.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-01 - delivered to senate [A06149 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06149-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. LUPARDO, COOK, CRESPO, JAFFEE, CROUCH, FRIEND,
          GOTTFRIED, HYNDMAN, D'URSO, GLICK, ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --
          M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
        AN  ACT  to  amend the real property law, in relation to home inspection
          professional licensing
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 444-e of the real
     2  property  law,  as  amended by section 59 of part D of chapter 60 of the
     3  laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (c) have passed [a written or electronic] the National Home  Inspector
     5  examination  [approved by the secretary, and designed to test competence
     6  in home inspection practice as determined by  a  recognized  role  defi-
     7  nition  methodology and developed and administered to the extent practi-
     8  cable in a manner consistent  with  the  American  Educational  Research
     9  Association's  "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing." An
    10  applicant who has passed an existing nationally recognized  examination,
    11  as  approved by the secretary, prior to the effective date of this arti-
    12  cle shall be in compliance with this paragraph]; and
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to  appli-
    14  cations  for  a  license  as  a home inspector received on or after such
    15  date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.