Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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As of the week of this posting, the state senate and assemblies in NY are winding down for the summer. They feel the need to push as much through as possible. As such, I urge all NY inspectors, whether they support legislation or not, to write to as many assembly and senate members as possible to NOT support S4616A and its sister bill in the assembly. There’s yet another flosting around, known as A0076 (assembly bill).
These bills are POISON for the industry in NY State, and will put control of evryone's fate into the hands of a few established inspectors. It's the SAME bill, essentially, which killed many good and honest home inspection businesses in New Jersey.
For those who support legislation, there are better, fairer, and more honest ways to pass meaningful laws in the name of consumer protection.
The time to act is NOW, not tomorrow, or the next day, or next week. Passage of the law in its current form will be the death knell for many good inspectors who (1) cannot or have not pass the NHIE, whether qualified or not and/or (2) do not have 300 inspections undr their belt. Life experience means nothing under the present law. If you were not specifically a home inspector, architect, or PE, you cannot qualify.