They should turn this guy over to Vic and Shane. Or the Philly cops. One of the two.
Joe, have you been keeping up on this Kansas HB 2315 stuff???
[FONT=Garamond]The statement published in the May 2008 KCRAR newsletter is correct and there will not be a retraction or correction. If you will look at Section 15 on Page 6 of the legislation, it states that “this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.” Since this always takes place on the July 1 immediately following the legislative session, this statute will become effective on July 1, 2008. Unless otherwise specified in the body of the legislation, all provisions in the legislation will become effective on July 1, 2008.[/FONT]
[FONT=Garamond]You will note that the sections of the legislation pertaining to the registration requirements for home inspectors in counties with population both greater and less than 60,000 do not take effect until July 1, 2009 and January 1, 2011, respectively. As a result, home inspectors will not be required to satisfy the registration requirements (i.e. examination, membership in a not-for-profit association, carrying $100,000 in general liability insurance, maintaining $10,000 in financial responsibility assurance mechanisms, annual continuing education, etc.) until their respective time for registration specified in Section 10. [/FONT]
[FONT=Garamond]However, since Section 11 does not fall under the language written into the registration requirements in Section 10 and does not contain a specified date for implementation, the liability provisions contained in that section will become effective immediately on July 1, 2008 when this legislation is published in the statute book. This means that following July 1, 2008, home inspectors are prohibited from limiting their liability for errors and omissions to less than $10,000 per home inspection and must provide all customers with a completed pre-inspection notice prior to the home inspection. [/FONT]
[FONT=Garamond]Director of Governmental Relations
[/FONT][FONT=Garamond][size=3]Kansas[/size][/FONT][FONT=Garamond] Association of REALTORS®
[/FONT][FONT=Garamond][size=3]3644 SW Burlingame Rd.[/size][/FONT][FONT=Garamond]
[/FONT][FONT=Garamond][size=3]Topeka, KS 66611[/size][/FONT][FONT=Garamond][/FONT]
[FONT=Garamond]785-267-3610 x 2133 (Office)[/FONT]
[FONT=Garamond]Different dates for implementation of each section of a state bill. Ever heard of that??[/FONT]
I don’t think that that is without precedent.