Read this KS House of Representatives Newsletters Notes on Passed / Failed Bills this week.
As everyone that knows me realizes, I have ZERO tolerance for Special Interest Groups trying to run roughshod over the Kansas Home Inspectors. If I’ve read this newsletter wrong - forgive me, but if I’ve read it right / I’m seeing 14 shades of red.
See about the 4th or 5th one down. Is this the Bill to CORRECT the SCREW-UP that happened last year in Kansas, WHEN what the Senate and House agreed upon was ACCIDENTALLY recorded INCORRECTLY, and the states home inspectors were told it WOULD get straightened out this season.
According to his Emailed Newsletter the Bill FAILED. Does this mean that the Bill to CORRECT the supposed TYPO mistake the Kansas Recorder made last YEAR is still in force?? If so half the Bill says $10,000 AND half the Bill says $2,000.
Last Year the SENATE & HOUSE approved a CHANGE in the ORIGINAL BILL from $10,000 to $2,000 liability
SUPPOSEDLY the recorder ACCIDENTALLY changed half the numbers in the BILL but left half the same.
LAST year we were told that EVEN though this was a SCREW-UP by someone in the STATE’s Office, that we had to wait to correct it till this year - THAT although they HAD the JOURNAL notes with the recorded VOTES showing it was RECORDED wrong - WE HAD to live with THEIR SCREW-UP / NOW THIS.
What the hell is going on out there in Topeka … WHO exactly is getting paid by WHOM to lay down and roll over?
What NEW overwhelming evidence FROM WHAT special interest group are we talking about? This past year many of our guys are dropping like flys because of the dead dog slow economy. We can not afford to BECOME somebody’s cradle-to-grave insurance policy just so special interest groups can have an easy bulls-eye.
We’ve been patient and we’ve been polite, and we’ve been nice. If this has actually happened, I think we’re at the point we need to play the game another way.
Dan Bowers, CRI, CMI, CPO
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Go to mikekiegerl.com THE WEEK THAT WAS This week we began with final action on several bills and introduction of significant new legislation. The bills on general orders we voted on were:
HB 2440 Requires the secretary of corrections to notify a victim and family upon the death or escape of a prisoner. Passed 118-0
HB 2412 The parole board may release a prisoner who has a terminal medical condition and deemed by a licensed physician to die within 30 days and who is not a risk to public safety. Passed 74- 44 (I voted Aye)
HB 2160 Insurance claim payments to be transmitted directly to the primary policy holder without endorsement from a mortgage and lien holder. Passed 97-18 (I voted Aye)
HB 2476 Increases court docket fees by a surcharge of $10 to $15. Passed 86-32. I voted No
HB 2082 Prohibits deceptive commercial advertising, passed 113-2 (I voted Aye)
HB 2411 The K2 bill. Adds to the list of controlled substances synthetic marijuana, Ecstasy, and amphetamine. These substances are already illegal by federal law but were sold openly in Kansas. Passed 110-10 (I voted Aye)
SB 48 Changes funding of the 911 emergency system to assure that the new 911 is properly functioning. It levels the cost and it is revenue neutral, Passed 106-15 (I voted Aye)
SB 298 Identification signage for certain oil and gas wells. Passed 72-49 (I voted No) The bill is unnecessary, retroactive, and vague.
SB 324 Home inspector liability limits. I voted for a similar bill last session but new convincing evidence demonstrated that great damage to a home owner could be the result of incomplete or erroneous inspections. The bill failed 30-81 and I voted No.