February 9, 2022 Board Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order at 11:03 a.m. at the Board’s office in Montgomery.

Jason Gerstman from Decatur appeared before the Board to request a second license for the purchase of second company. The Board approved the request.

Current legislation to remove apprentices from the Board’s law and to begin voluntarily registering technicians instead was discussed. At this time bill numbers have not been assigned. A copy of the pre-filed bill can be obtained by emailing the Board at staff@hacr.alabama.gov. Sen. Scofield and Rep. Sorrells will be carrying the bills through their respective houses.

A request for approval to move forward with the revisions to the rules and regulations sections 440-X-4 and 440-X-5 was made. The Board approved the request to move forward with repealing section 440-X-4 Continuing Education Requirements for Certified Contractors Program and Requirements, and replacing it with Education Program and Continuing Education For Certified Contractors. Section 440-X-5 Minimum Standards…was tabled until the May Board meeting for further revisions.

Following the vote on new rules there was discussion over the Examiners of Public Accounts preliminary findings. A final copy of the Examiner’s findings will be available for dissemination at the May 5, 2022 Board meeting.

Following new business and the agency report Tim Jordan reported for the Investigative Committee, which met February 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. He recommended that the Board move forward with disciplinary action against 16 licensees and asked the Board to ratify 2 consent and 16 settlement agreements. The Board approved his recommendations.

Joel Owen reported for the Education Committee which met at 10:15 this morning. Mr. Owen recommended that the Board approve one new provider, three new courses, and one new instructor. The Board approved his recommendations.

The financial report was prepared and presented the staff accountant. Following her report the Board ratified 65 new contractors.

Travel forms and expenses were Board approved and the meeting was adjourned at 12:51 p.m.