Bill limiting residential inspections advances in Topeka

The Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday advanced a bill that would restrict city and county inspections of residential property interiors for code violations.

The bill requires inspectors have consent of the lawful occupant.

The bill is heavily amended from its first version. The original bill restricted inspections of only rental properties but required a search warrant to conduct inspections, rather than resident consent.

The amended bill retains a provision allowing residents to request a code inspection. Provisions forbidding inspections at the resident’s request during eviction proceedings or without notifying the owner were removed from the version of the bill the House passed.

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