Some background and information about the proposed rules. I attended the rules hearing on March 21, 2013. I have not listened to the recording. I was surprised by the lack of attendance or lack of comments during the hearing from Home Inspectors. There may have been additional parties listening in on the hearing who did not provide comment.
This is the history on the rules document, as I know it.
Draft rules were posted on DBPR’s website on the Home Inspector page. Comments and recommendations were invited to be made to Mr. Morrison. This area of the website is now “temporarily unavailable” and has been removed for some time.
On January 10, 2013 the proposed rules were first published. These contained changes that were submitted. I submitted recommended changes that were accepted. My recommendation was concerned with limiting what the rules can do. The rules may only be about what is supposed to be done in accordance with the FL Statutes. You may consult FL Statute #120 to clarify.
If anyone had issues with the proposed rules as first published, they could request a hearing. I was told that several parties had requested a hearing.
In February I posted about misinformation regarding continuing education requirements being put out and the link at https://flrules.org/, where the rules information could be found. The proposed rules document of 1/10/13 had changes to continuing education requirements. I requested Mr. Morrison to put something on the website to clarify this confusion. My concern was that people would not pay/attend continuing education seminars or classes that they might not need since this part of the rules was not firmly established. There is still nothing posted on the website in regards to this issue.
The Notice about the hearing of March 21, 2013 was posted on March 6, 2013.
The documents that included the proposed rules to be discussed at the March 21, 2013 hearing were not posted but I received these from Mr. Morrison. These are the missing documents and I have attached them for clarification.
The hearing was held on March 21, 2013.
The next documents were posted on April 26, 2013. These documents incorporated the changes that were made after the hearing.
On May 7, 2013, Rules 61-30.402 Continuing Education and 61-30.812 SOP General Limitations and Exclusions were withdrawn.
After a period of time DBPR will rewrite the rules and they will be posted again. If anyone has concerns at that time with the revised rules they will have the opportunity to request a hearing concerning the revised rules.
Also, if someone out there is curious as to who submitted what in regards to any of the rules, they only need to ask. DBPR must provide this publicly available information, it may cost a small amount.
HomeInspectorsRulesHEARINGAgenda.doc (40 KB)
NoticeofChangeWithSERCs.doc (77.5 KB)
NoticeofHomeInspectorRuleHearing.doc (27.5 KB)