One of the final bills passed by the General Assembly before they left town on Wednesday was a fix, reports The Insider.
Apparently, House Speaker Thom Tillis had appointed a licensed real estate broker, Joseph Ramsey Jr. of Raleigh, to the "public member" slot on N.C. Home Inspector Licensure Board. That raised some questions as it appeared to violate statutory directives governing the board's membership, according to The Insider.
Those directives say that the public slot member can NOT be a licensed real estate broker, home inspector or general contractor. Other slots on the board are set aside for those professions.
So what did lawmakers do? Why they just changed that pesky rule. Now the directive simply requires that the public member not be "actively engaged" in any of the three professions listed.
Tillis told the Insider Wednesday that it was his understanding that Ramsey is not an active real estate broker and that the board will continue to have balance.