There are many activities taking place at several levels to stop the special interest groups presently trying to gain personal advantage at the expense of home inspectors in Kansas.
Some, we can discuss here. Others will be brought to light at the appropriate times.
Suffice it to say that the fat lady not only has not sung yet…but she is preparing to leave the opera.
I was provided a copy of an email exchange between members of a committee that is presently writing an SOP when there has yet to be a law signed by the Governor of Kansas authorizing any such activity. I brought this to their attention in response to the email, and Mr. Barnes sent the following:
Well…there is no other way of saying it, but Mr. Barnes is misinforming his colleagues.
The Attorney General did not send “33 words” back to the legislature…he sent the law. While there, the legislature amended and added to…not “33 words”…but the law. These amendments and modifications, along with the original wording is now in committee.
All of the activities being performed by this defunct licensing board without a law to define or govern them…means nothing. Everything they publish is for amusement, only.
As far as the expense to the taxpayers…as the Budget Director has stated…without knowing how many inspectors will be paying fees, no one knows what the total cost of administering this law will be.
We do know that, so far…there has been an expense to the taxpayers for the law’s development, for the review by the lawyers at the AG office and their finding of its unconstitutionality…and the cost of having it sent back and re-worked. The administrative costs continue to build at the state’s expense…ultimately, at the tax payer’s expense…while the naive board president continues to claim that it comes at no cost at all.
As the other efforts to thwart the attempts of special interests to exploit the home inspectors of Kansas begin to take effect, I will publish them, as well. A singular note of thanks to Nick Gromicko for his assistance that will also be made public within the next few days.
Keep up the fight.