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Nebraska Politician Wants H.I. Registration Law


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If Nebraska Senator Chris Langemeier gets his way, every home inspection company in Nebraska will eventually be registered with the Nebraska Secretary of State and will have to carry $250,000 in liability insurance and a surety bond in the amount of $50,000.

If Nebraska Senator Chris Langemeier gets his way, every home inspection company in Nebraska will eventually be registered with the Nebraska Secretary of State and will have to carry $250,000 in liability insurance and a surety bond in the amount of $50,000.

Langemeier's initiative may be a stop-gap solution for a stalled bill - LB 660 - introduced in January 2005 by Sen Marian Price. That bill would have required licensing of all home inspectors and would have established a Home Inspector Licensing Board comprised of a small group of home inspector who'd be responsible for developing a standard of practice and minimum education and experience prerequisites to be licensed. That bill has been carried over to the next legislative session.

According to a January 31st Around the Rotunda column in Lincoln’s Journal Star, Langemeier, who just happens to also be a real estate broker, was quoted as saying, “ It’s pretty common that after high winds or a tornado, a guy with a pickup and a ladder becomes a roofer. “There is some of that going on in the home inspection business.â€

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Langemeier, who just happens to also be a real estate broker, was quoted as saying, “ It’s pretty common that after high winds or a tornado, a guy with a pickup and a ladder becomes a roofer. “There is some of that going on in the home inspection business.â€

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