Honorable Kino Flores, Chair, House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB329 by Naishtat (relating to the regulation of mold assessors and remediators, civil liability for mold remediation, and insurance coverage on mold claims; providing civil and administrative penalties. ), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
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It is assumed that a total of 6 FTEs and related operating costs would be required in order to develop the licensing/enforcement program. It is assumed that the education program about the health implications of mold growth would be outsourced at a one-time cost of $45,000. Since employees would be able to perform assessment and remediation activities without a license, the demand for such services from licensed providers would be impacted. Per the Deparment of Health, the following estimated revenue will be gained from the fees in FY 2004: 170 assessment companies with a fee of $500 per applicant, 170 assessment consultants with a fee of $300 per applicant; 300 assessment technicians with a fee of $100 per applicant, 150 remediation companies with a fee of $500; 130 remediation contractors with a fee of $300 per applicant, 250 remediation supervisors with a fee of $150, 750 remediation workers with a fee of $50, 8 licensed trainers with a fee of $500, and 5 certified laboratories with a fee of $500.
TDH further estimated revenue gained from license fees FYs 05-08 as follows: 136 Assessment Companies with a fee of $500, 136 Assessment Consultants with a fee of $300, 240 Assessment Technicians with a fee of $100, 120 Remediation Companies with a fee of $500, 104 Remediation Contractors with a fee of $300, 200 Remediation Supervisors with a fee of $150, 600 Remediation Workers with a fee of $50, 6 Licensed Trainers with a fee of $500, 4 Certified Laboratories with a fee of $500.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 302 Office of the Attorney General, 501 Department of Health
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