Act would repeal mold inspector licensing requirements
Still, there are some laws the Arkansas Legislature is covering that have caught our attention. One of them likely flew under the radar a bit — HB1171. Click the link if you want to read it, but that bill — if passed — will simply repeal the mold investigator licensing act.
Why is the Legislature taking a look a this? Bob Balhorn — lobbyist for the Arkansas Pest Management Association — said his group took exception to the requirement that all licensed mold inspectors are required to complete 20 hours of college-level microbiology courses.
Balhorn’s take on the whole issue is straightforward in that he says you don’t need to be a microbiologist to effectively spot mold. It appears that the state House agrees with him as that group passed the bill on Feb. 24. The legislation is pending before a Senate subcommittee.
Should the measure pass,we’ll let you know.
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.