SENATE, No. 2805

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED APRIL 11, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JEFF VAN DREW

District 1 (Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Permits issuance of home inspectors licenses to certain code enforcement officials.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning licensed home inspectors and amending P.L.1997, c.323.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Section 11 of P.L.1997, c.323 (C.45:8-71) is amended to read as follows:

     11.  a.  Upon payment to the board of a fee and the submission of a written application provided by the board, the committee shall issue a home inspector license to any person who holds a valid license issued by another state or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia which has standards substantially equivalent to those of this State, as determined by the committee.

     b.    Notwithstanding the requirements of section 8 of P.L.1997, c.323 (C.45:8-68), upon payment to the board of a fee and the submission of a written application provided by the board, the committee shall issue a home inspector license to any person who is: (1) a licensed professional engineer deemed qualified by the board, without examination, by training, education and experience; or (2) a licensed architect deemed qualified by the New Jersey State Board of Architects, without examination, by training, education and experience; or (3) any person who is employed as a code enforcement official by the State or a political subdivision thereof deemed qualified by the Department of Community Affairs, without examination, by training, education and experience.

(cf: P.L.2001, c.158, s.1)

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill permits persons who are employed as code enforcement officials by the State or a political subdivision thereof to be licensed as home inspectors, notwithstanding the requirements contained in section 8 of the “Home Inspection Professional Licensing Act,” P.L.1997, c.323 (C.45:8-68), provided that these persons are deemed qualified by the Department of Community Affairs, without examination, by training, education and experience.