Top Secret email regarding grandfathering, home inspection, contractors, and mold.

(Nick Gromicko, CMI) #1

And the battle continues.

[quote]
-----Original Message-----
> From: xxx
> xxxx On Behalf Of Rachel Boyko
> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:37 PM
> To: xxx
> Subject: Re: [Florida Code Talk] Changes
>
> Group,
>
> We haven't updated you in a while, so I felt it necessary to post an
update.
>
> Regarding 2011 Legislative changes to Home Inspection and Mold Related
> services, There have been a few modifications.
>
> HB 849 revises the qualifications for Home Inspectors for Grandfathering
> purposes. If the bill is signed in its current version, it will extend
> Grandfathering for Home Inspectors to July 1st, 2012 and allow Division
> 1 contractors, 1 & 2 family dwelling inspectors through ICC or BCAI to
> 'Grandfather' in to this license category WITHOUT taking a class, exam
etc.
> All one would have to do is submit the application paperwork,
fingerprints,
> and fees to the state.
>
> This bill also removes the ability for Division 1 contractors to perform
> repairs to homes they inspect. There was an amendment filed to allow
> "Certain Contractors" the ability, but it was not approved to modify the
> bill.
> The current status of this bill is that it has been passed by Both the
House
> & Senate and has been enrolled. It is on the way to the Governor's desk to
> be signed into law.
>
> If you believe that Division 1 Contractors should maintain, as they always
> have, the ability to inspect & repair the same project, Contact Governor
> Scott to veto this bill. We have been and continue to fight to retain the
> ability for Division 1 contractors to perform repairs to homes they
inspect,
> however The Florida Home Builders Association for some unknown reason
> concurred with the Senators in favor of this bill.
> If you are a member of the Florida Home Builders Association, you may want
> to contact your local representative to ask them to preserve your rights
as
> contractors in the future.
>
> You can copy and paste this into an email to send to Governor Scott:
>
> Dear Governor Scott,
> HB 849 in its current version, makes a bad law worse. The special
> interest groups have won at a great expense to the consumers of the state.
> If this bill is signed as enrolled, this will
> stifle the competitive edge of contractors, who have been able
> to perform repairs to buildings they inspect since the inception of the
> trade itself. Contractors have now lost that right. Now it will
> require 2 people to be paid instead of 1 and this is counterproductive
> to your mission to get Florida back to work. Please veto this bill,
> so that the legislature may be able to rectify the language to 468 in the
> 2012 legislative session.
>
>
> We fought to revise the experience requirements to the Mold Category.
> After months of effort on our part, without support from certain
> associations, it almost worked! In the end however, the Senate shot it
> down by a conference committee vote.
>
> Hopefully in the next legislative session, the industry will realize the
> importance of following bills and letting our voices be heard.
>
> We will keep you posted as the Fight for our Rights continues,
>
> On Behalf of Robert Koning (As he is traveling and will return later this
> week),
>
> Rachel Boyko
> Executive Assistant to Robert Koning
> Association of Construction Industry Certified Professionals
> 1-877-542-3673
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(Kevin Hunt) #2

DunDUNDUNnnnnNNnnn

(Nick Gromicko, CMI) #3

Home Inspector/Contractor has a conversation with his helper Billy:Inspector: *Hey Billy, do we have a new water heater on the truck? *

Billy: *Yes boss. *

Inspector: Well then, I'm going to tell them they need a new water heater in my inspection report.

** Billy:** But boss, you haven't inspected the water heater yet. How do you know it needs to be replaced?

Inspector: *Hee hee. That's why I'm the boss and you're the helper Billy. I'm also a member of the Association of Construction Industry Certified Professionals.

Billy: You're so smart boss. You always seem to know exactly what we're going to need on the truck to do an inspection and make the repairs.

Inspector: Hee hee.
*

(James H. Bushart) #4

[quote="gromicko, post:3, topic:59181"]

Home Inspector/Contractor has a conversation with his helper Billy:
Inspector: *Hey Billy, do we have a new water heater on the truck? *

Billy: *Yes boss. *

Inspector: Well then, I'm going to tell them they need a new water heater in my inspection report.

Billy: But boss, you haven't inspected the water heater yet. How do you know it needs to be replaced?

Inspector: Hee hee. That's why I'm the boss and you're the helper Billy. I'm also a member of the Association of Construction Industry Certified Professionals.

Billy:* You're so smart boss. You always seem to know exactly what we're going to need on the truck to do an inspection and make the repairs.*

Inspector:* Hee hee.*

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I recommend that all who support the bill that keep conspectors from using home inspection reports as job bids simply cut and paste Nick's post and email it to the Governor. He can read it along with all of the emails that the conspectors will be sending him.

(Jeffrey R. Jonas) #5

Gotta just love their COE...

http://www.acicp.org/ethics.html

[quote]

ACICP (CI® Certified) Code of Ethics
We, the members of the Association of Construction Industry Certified Professionals, having achieved the CI® Certification do hereby pledge to practice of our profession professionally and ethically. Furthermore, we do hereby avow the protection of the public's trust, health, and property is a solemn responsibility of the highest order. The governing concepts of our creed are embodied below and must be followed by all who have earned and publicize the designation of the CI® Certification.
A CI® Certified professional shall:

  • Demonstrate integrity, honesty and fairness in all construction transactions and to maintain the highest ethical standards when investigating construction defects, reporting findings or performing construction activities.
  • Recognize the continuing need for developing improved construction & safety standards and acknowledge a professional obligation to contribute time and expertise in the development of such improvements.
  • Continually educate themselves by maintaining seven contact hours of continuing education credits related to the certification classification every twelve consecutive months after initial certification issuance.
  • Maintain professional competence in all areas of employment responsibility and encourage the same in associates at all levels.
  • Protect the interests of the public by holding ourselves to a higher standard pursuant to the Association of Construction Industry Certified Professionals by exceeding industry standards of practice.
  • Suspension of the CI® Certification designation for may occur upon: intentionally violating this credo, being found guilty of crime directly related to the practice of the profession, failing to maintain required continuing education credits and will result in receiving a written directive from the Association of Construction Industry Certified Professionals to suspend such usage.

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I particulary like their requirement of **7 **CE's per year. Now that's professionalism! :p

(James H. Bushart) #6

[quote="jjonas, post:5, topic:59181"]

Gotta just love their COE...

http://www.acicp.org/ethics.html

I particulary like their requirement of **7 **CE's per year. Now that's professionalism! :p
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I understand that repeating the third grade will fulfill the annual requirement.

(Humberto Carvajal, HI884) #7

[quote="jbushart, post:6, topic:59181"]

i understand that repeating the third grade will fulfill the annual requirement.
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lolol