Originally Posted By: ahalstead
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At today’s meeting it was discovered that 90 - 95 percent of those in attendance are in jeopardy of losing their livelihood due to the fact that NY State has not provided ample time for obtaining any required education/experience requirements prior to 1/1/06. Without the development of an approved curriculum or schools with ample time for taking and meeting the requirements many of us (myself included) would be out of business on January 1.
Today, Dan Osborne spoke to us at the NY Capital Region CATS seminar regarding the requirements and it was the concensus of the attendees that most would not be able to be grandfathered in in accordance to the current legislation. It was suggested and discussed that we need to talk to our assembly people and state senators regarding this atrocity. Dan had mentioned that it was NOT the intention of the state to put anyone out of business except for the occasional HI who did not keep up with today’s standards and the schlockers.
Tonight i found a bill # A07203 which was sponsored by Assemblyman Kolb in April of 8 of 2005. It addressed providing a 9 month grace period commencing from 9/21/05 for current Home Inspectors to obtain their requirements for licensing. “The purpose of this legislation is to protect and allow for a person
to have sufficient time to complete all required curriculum
coursework, field training and examinations.” (quoted from the bill) As discussed today during the meeting, We need to see what happened to this bill and to force its enactment or anything similar to such in order that we are not unemployed as of 1/1/06.
There were people in the class with better contacts than i who volunteered to work in this effort.
Let’s all get to work and start calling our senators and assmbly persons in NY to start working on this asap, so that the 90 - 95 percent of us still have a trade ome January.