The Alliance of Missouri Home Inspectors
Rep Mike Parson Reaching to the Fake “Coalition”:** **
You’ve heard of it…the coalition of home inspectors that claims to represent YOU, specifically, to the State Legislature. It calls itself “MAHI” and is led by three ASHI presidents from St. Louis, Columbia and Kansas City. It has no meetings and no active membership (other than those who have been required by their ASHI chapters to pay dues)…just one agenda – to see that the ASHI model for legislation becomes law in Missouri.
The President of MAHI…who claims to represent you to the State…recently published this report: “As of this date, no home inspection legislation bill has been filed or sent to committee. Last week Rep Mike Parson wanted a meeting with MAHI over our position on sending a bill to committee. Joe Pangborne from Columbia, Randy Sipe from Kansas City, and myself were to meet with Rep Parson on Monday, February 23, 2009. As I was getting ready to leave for Jeff City, Pat Strader our lobbyist called and related that Rep Parson cancelled the meeting and will reschedule at a later date. The good news is that it is higly likely that the longer Rep Parson waits to send a bill to committee, it will fail. My hope is that 2009 should be scrubbed and that if any legislator wants our support for home inspection legislation, call us in 2010 and make sure the bill is good for our industry and the consumers that hire us. Signed, Harry Morrell.”
The coalition that claims to be representing you…MAHI….does not like the current registration idea that Rep Parson is trying to sell and prefer that he resume with the previous bills that we have successfully fought. He wants the legislature to believe that you support his efforts and that is why he has disguised his ASHI affiliation with the fake “coalition” referred to as “MAHI”.
We need to work together to ensure that next year when Moe, Larry and Curly are pretending to be representing us as they promote the legislation that we have been able to hold off for the previous two years — is defeated again. We want to have our own lobbyist by then who actually does represent you and other home inspectors in Missouri, and we want to have our infrastructure well in place to see that their plans to create an autonomous licensing board with no rules until THEY write them….a law where the realtor can challenge your license for “the way you communicate” a report to their client….and other ridiculous controls over your business…are thwarted.
If you have not already joined us as dues paying members (we take payments), please join us in spirit and let your representatives at the State know that you are NOT represented by anyone called “MAHI” but are a part of The Affiliation of Missouri Home Inspectors (TAMHI).