Originally Posted By: hgordon
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WOW…I am humbled by the attention, but more than that I am totally blown away by the mess that Joe B has going…guys lets stop the nonsense!
Here are the facts as they stand:
1. The bill (as it was written) was clear in it's language that you had to have 250 in before July 2004. Nowhere did it state that you had 1 year to "come into compliance". And by the way, I am not sure about you guys, but it takes me about 3 to 4 hours per inspection...at that rate if you were 200 shy it would take you 100 days, that's 20 weeks making only $10/week...and remember you still carry the liability!
Stop wasting the time trying to "cheat" the system, which is already messed up, and instead FIX IT!!
2. The bill sponsor (Representative Bob Allen email@example.com
) inherited the bill and now that he has heard from us, realizes that ASHI stamp is all over it and that as it was it was going to do more harm than good.
Hearing from HI's at the workshop made a big impact on him. If you want to help, go to the next meeting of the house on Monday the 27th in Tallahassee where once again it is on the calendar!
3. What we need it Action not Reaction! Guys, we all know that the bill is ASHI and it's bad for us the guys who are not 3 year veterans with 250 + inspections....and let me just say, we (those who do not meet the criteria) ARE THE MAJORITY!!! Yet the sad point is that we sit back hoping that the other guy will fight for us! We are too concerned with doing one more inspection that we loose sight that the guys who have the 250+ are out there fighting to put us out of business!
I have said this in the past, if you are not willing to fight for your rights as a Home Inspector, then go and flip hamburgers. Don't wait for someone to fight for you...you get out there and let the Representatives and Senators look you in the eyes as they contemplate putting you out of business.
Until you are before them in person, you are non existent...but ASHI and the others are real THEY SHOW UP!
4. Here they go again. I was just called by an inspector who noticed that the bill is scheduled to be on the floor at the house again on Monday the 27th at 6pm. I am not sure why it is scheduled but believe me, WE GOTTA BE THERE!!!
Call Rep. Bob Allen's office and voice your concern to him as well as ask why it's back on the floor.
Also, go to http://www.myfloridahouse.com/committees_detail.aspx?id=2108
and call each of the subcommittee members that will be hearing it. Make some waves! But you MUST still SHOW UP!!
Finally Joe...bottle up your energy and focus it on the House and the SENATE. Your calls to them asking that they not pass a bill that puts you out of business while favoring the special intrest groups that are paying lobbyists to try to "cut competion" will have more of an inpact on keeping you in business than trying to destroy the very thing we are fighting for.
SE Florida NACHI Chapter - President