Brownback Vetoes Bill On Home Inspections

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Sam Brownback has issued his first veto of a bill from this year's legislative session.

Brownback on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have made a board that regulates home inspectors a permanent board. Without the extension, the board will expire July 1.

The governor said in a statement that he saw little evidence that large numbers of Kansans are being harmed by home inspectors. He says the board adds unnecessary fees and regulations to law abiding citizens.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the board, which was created in 2008, is funded every year by about $15,000 in fees, not the state general fund.

The bill was supported by the Kansas Association of Real Estate Inspectors and the Kansas Association of Realtors.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal,


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