Current Status Bill Number:
4018Ratification Number: 185Act Number: 124Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950412Primary Sponsor: CatoAll Sponsors: CatoDrafted Document Number: pfm\7384bdw.95Companion Bill Number: 757Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950601Date of Last Amendment: 19950530Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950612Subject: Elevator inspections
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950612 Act No. A124 ------ 19950612 Signed by Governor ------ 19950606 Ratified R185 House 19950601 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19950531 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19950530 Amended, read second time Senate 19950524 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference House 19950524 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950523 Read second time House 19950518 Committee report: Favorable 26 HLCI House 19950412 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A124, R185, H4018)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-16-75 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A SPECIAL INSPECTOR FROM PERFORMING ELEVATOR INSPECTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SECTION 40-59-255 SO AS TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR INSPECTION REPORTS ISSUED BY LICENSED HOME INSPECTORS, AND SECTION 40-59-257 SO AS TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVERTISEMENTS BY LICENSED HOME INSPECTORS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Prohibitions on special inspectors
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 41-16-75. It is unlawful for a special inspector to perform elevator inspections under this chapter or regulations promulgated pursuant to it on an elevator on which he or his employer has a current service or warranty contract."
Requirements for home inspection reports
SECTION 2. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-59-255. (A) An inspection report issued by a licensed home inspector under this chapter must be on a form approved by the commission. For purposes of this section, a form that contains the same information as the commission-approved form is considered to have met the requirements of this section.
(B) Nothing in this section may require a home inspector to inspect every item contained in the commission-approved form, nor may it limit a home inspector from performing a home inspection whose scope goes beyond the information contained in the commission-approved form. A home inspector shall indicate on the inspection report which items, if any, were not inspected.
(C) A home inspector shall disclose the scope and limitations, if any, of each inspection before performing a home inspection."
Requirements for advertisements by home inspectors
SECTION 3. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-59-257. `Advertisement' means any form of public notice, however disseminated. An advertisement by a licensed home inspector shall include the name, business name, address, and license number of the licensee. The use of any false, misleading, unfair, or deceptive practice in any advertisement is grounds for disciplinary action as provided for under this chapter."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 12th day of June, 1995.