As I said the only chance to stop this bill is to e-mail the Gov’s office. Now or never.
Dear Gov. Crist,
I was going over the house committee version of this bill and find several flaws in the bill. The one that really sticks out the most is the disclosure portion of the bill. The writers of the bill obviously have not considered how many home inspections are scheduled. In many cases a home inspector is contracted by a realtor for a client, or by a client via telephone outside of the city, or state. The bill must list acceptable methods of disclosure. It must specify these methods because many times the client is unable to meet an inspector personally. Other times, realtors will call the inspector and set up the inspection as well as pay the inspector his or her self. In that case what would be acceptable disclosure? This scenario is very common and a home inspection bill should not be passed without addressing all things considered. The bill does not protect the public in its current form and should be vetoed.
Then I take issue with this portion of the bill that strips businesses and individuals of their corporate protections. I believe this sets a horrible president for all businesses if you allow this bill to become law. Please sir, do not allow this bill to hurt our industry. The bill in its current form does nothing to protect the public and appears to be nothing more than a way to generate revenue and place an unnecessary burden on all small businesses. When a bill comes across that truly protects the public many inspectors would consider it. Most inspectors feel that government has no place regulating our businesses. Please veto this legislation. Read below for the portion of the bill that strips away corporate protections.
17 or partnership shall be relieved of responsibility for the
18 conduct or acts of its agents, employees, or officers by
19 reason of its compliance with this section, nor shall any
20 individual practicing home inspection services be relieved of
21 responsibility for professional services performed by reason
22 of his or her employment or relationship with a corporation or