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Committee: Senate Business and Commerce
Title: Interim Report - Residential Construction Commission
Library Catalog Title: Texas Residential Construction Commission : interim report to the 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Construction industry | Residential Construction Commission, Texas | Residential Construction Liability Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 B963rc
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 481 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the creation of the Texas Residential Construction Commission (TRCC) established by HB 730, 78th R.S. to determine its effectiveness in reducing lawsuits and improving consumer satisfaction with residential construction services. Issues to be covered shall include, but not be limited to, the: registration of homebuilders, including the Texas Start Builder designation; state-sponsored inspection and dispute resolution process; preparation and adoption of new building performance standards; voluntary certification of arbitrators and filing of arbitration awards; and consumer complaint procedures and public information efforts. In addition to those issues, the Committee shall study and make recommendations on improving the activities of the three task forces for which the TRCC has oversight responsibilities: The Mold Reduction and Remediation Task Force, the Task Force for Rainwater Harvesting and Water Recycling, and the Task Force for Residential Construction Arbitration.

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