HB 2103 New Construction Training Module

Please note that HB 2103 is a done deal. The VAREI Board fully supports this bill. The history and details of the bill are below:

HB 2103 Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, Virginia Board for; new home inspections, penalty.

Introduced by: Christopher K. Peace | all patrons    ...    notes

SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries)

Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors; new home inspections; penalty. Makes it unlawful for any person who is not a certified home inspector and who has not successfully completed the training module required by § 54.1-517.2 to conduct a home inspection on any new residential structure. The bill also authorizes the Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors (the Board) to issue a certificate to practice as a certified home inspector to any applicant who, in addition to other requirements, has submitted satisfactory evidence that he has successfully completed such training module, which the bill requires the Board to develop in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Community Development, based on the International Residential Code component of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2017, with the exception of provisions relating to the development of the training module, which become effective in due course.

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HISTORY

2015 SESSION

15103354D



HOUSE BILL NO. 2103




Offered January 14, 2015




Prefiled January 14, 2015


A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 54.1-503 and 54.1-517.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors; new home inspections; penalty.


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Patrons-- Peace and Simon




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Referred to Committee on General Laws




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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §§ 54.1-503 and 54.1-517.2 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 54.1-503. Licenses required.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not have an asbestos contractor's license to contract with another person, for compensation, to carry out an asbestos project or to perform any work on an asbestos project. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not have an asbestos project designer's license to develop an asbestos project design. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not have an asbestos inspector's license to conduct an asbestos inspection. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not have an asbestos management planner's license to develop an asbestos management plan. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not have a license as an asbestos project monitor to act as project monitor on an asbestos project.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a valid asbestos analytical laboratory license issued by the Board to communicate the findings of an analysis, verbally or in writing, for a fee, performed on material known or suspected to contain asbestos for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of asbestos.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a license as a lead contractor to contract with another person to perform lead abatement activities or to perform any lead abatement activity or work on a lead abatement project. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a lead supervisor's license to act as a lead supervisor on a lead abatement project. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a lead worker's license to act as a lead worker on a lead abatement project. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a lead project designer's license to develop a lead project design. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a lead inspector's license to conduct a lead inspection. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a lead risk assessor's license to conduct a lead risk assessment. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a lead inspector's or lead risk assessor's license to conduct lead abatement clearance testing.

D. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a license as a renovation contractor to perform renovation. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a renovator's license to perform or direct others to perform renovation. It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a dust sampling technician's license to perform dust clearance sampling.

E. It shall be unlawful for any person who is not a certified home inspector pursuant to this chapter to perform (i) a home inspection on any new residential structure or (ii) any inspection on any new residential structure unless the seller of the property or his agent is given the opportunity to accompany the home inspector during the inspection.

§ 54.1-517.2. Requirements for certification.

The Board may issue a certificate to practice as a certified home inspector in the Commonwealth to any applicant who has submitted satisfactory evidence that he has successfully:

1. Completed any educational requirements as required by the Board;

2. Completed any experience requirements as required by the Board; and

3. Passed any written or electronic examination offered or approved by the Board; and

4. Completed a training module developed by the Board in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Community Development based on the International Residential Code component of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

The Board may issue a certificate to practice as a certified home inspector to any applicant who is a member of a national or state professional home inspectors association approved by the Board, provided that the requirements for the applicant's class of membership in such association are equal to or exceed the requirements established by the Board for all applicants.

2. That prior to July 1, 2016, the Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors shall develop, in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Community Development, a training module based on the International Residential Code component of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and make such training module available for use in accordance with this act.

3. That the first enactment of this act shall become effective on July 1, 2017.

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