Dear Mr. Crist,
I appreciate the response your office sent in response to my e-mail. I feel like you never read it and that I received a canned response as did many other home inspectors that I have spoken with.
I am looking for a conversation with you. E-mail, phone call, or other. I would welcome you to meet some of my past clients. I would welcome you to ride along on an inspection with me. My point is that I am an honest, hard working, Florida business man that depends on my business for my family.The legislation being proposed is unfair. I have read at least two versions. Both want to take affect by July of this year. Both would jeopardize my business by placing an unreasonable request and financial burden on my business.
I am under the impression that special interest groups want to purposefully put many inspectors out of business. This would cause price increases because inspectors would be in more demand and there would be less of them because of the proposed legislation, if passed.
The bill as it is now clearly violates the Florida law that prohibits passing legislation that places an unfair burden on existing businesses in an unregulated industry.
I worked too hard to have politicians that do not know the industry create unfair laws to cater to special interests. I am prepared to contact my attorney to help me fight this if it does pass. I will not lose my business because of this proposed bill.
I do not believe that you are one of these politicians that would sign a bill like this. That is why I will only attempt to persuade you to see my side. I am not alone. There are many like me. Qualified, honest, and determined to keep our business. You can help by trying to talk to as many of us as possible. Learn the business and how hard NACHI members and other organization members work to stay educated.
I do not want to wait to see what the special interest groups have come up with to put me out of business. Just because I only make about 40,000 a year and cannot contribute to politicians does not mean I am less important to the Florida economy. My business is everything to me. Help me please.
Paul J. Magrone
Home Inspections By Paul J. Magrone Inc.