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Mark Jacaruso
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From:Staten Island , New York
Registered: Dec 2004

posted December 02, 2004 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark Jacaruso   Click Here to Email Mark Jacaruso     Edit/Delete Message
Hey guys Im new here..

I need some info on the upcoming NYS HI law.There is an association which I have not heard from.Im not sure anyone is running it.(New york state association of home inspectors)I would like to know is any of you are from NYS and know something. I read from the AG's office web site the entire law and it said there are 3 exemptions from taking a licence exam and they are engineers,architects and code enforcement officials.Can someone shed some light on this for me. Thankz

Wen Myrick
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From:Sacramento Ca.
Registered: May 2004

posted December 04, 2004 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wen Myrick   Click Here to Email Wen Myrick     Edit/Delete Message
Mark
Welcome.... I believe I have seen one other member from NY ...I however am not..

Have you filed for your business license? This info should have been disclosed to you at that time...

At least thats how it works in Calif.

Did you research all aspects of laws governing HI's in NY via the internet??
I don't know ... maybe www.gov.NewYork//inspectors

Wen

Mark Jacaruso
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From:Staten Island , New York
Registered: Dec 2004

posted December 06, 2004 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark Jacaruso   Click Here to Email Mark Jacaruso     Edit/Delete Message
Hi there,How is the weather in Cali? Its getting nasty here in New York.There is no law in NY as of yet,but one is on the books.I just wanted to get some clarification on it.Im a building inspector for the city and the law mentions something about being exempt from getting licenced.I just want to get all my facts in order so Im ready.
Thanks

Steve Czubinski
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From:N. Tonawanda, New York
Registered: Sep 2004

posted December 23, 2004 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Czubinski     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Mark,

It's my understanding that you would be exempt from the requirements because of your experience as a city inspector. Here's a link to the law if you need it.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A00076&sh=t

You may want to contact NAHI or ASHI and see what they know. Just a suggestion.

SC

Scott Patterson
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From:Ridgeland (Jackson), MS
Registered: Mar 2001

posted December 23, 2004 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Patterson     Edit/Delete Message
It says
quote:
46 4. A PERSON WHO IS EMPLOYED AS A CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL BY THE
47 STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF WHEN ACTING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF
48 THAT GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT

So this means unless you are inspecting houses for a city/county/state/etc. as a AHJ you will need to get a license. Same goes for Engineers, Architect,etc. They can inspect a house as long as it has to do with their job. But they can not do a "Home Inspection" for a fee.

This has already be argued in several states and has been ruled on by a couple of States AG's. Mississippi and Louisiana are two that I know of.

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Scott Patterson
Central Mississippi
"Minds are like parachutes they only function when open"

[This message has been edited by Scott Patterson (edited December 23, 2004).]

George Moomaw
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From:Fair Haven MI
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posted December 24, 2004 06:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for George Moomaw   Click Here to Email George Moomaw     Edit/Delete Message

So take the test already. We need not fear being tested on a subject matter that we know well. And for those that don't know it well .... learn it!

I hope Michigan will soon have a licensing statute in effect and I pray that EVERYBODY that wants a license has to take the test. I would volunteer to be the first.

What is wrong with that? Why do we make such a big deal about NOT testing us, but testing everybody else?

Erby Crofutt
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From:Georgetown, Kentucky
Registered: Mar 2002

posted December 24, 2004 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Erby Crofutt   Click Here to Email Erby Crofutt     Edit/Delete Message
I'm with you George.

Make everybody test. Even the guys who've been doing it forever.
What do they have to be afraid of????
But who usually hollers the loudest????

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Erby Crofutt
B4U Close Home Inspections
Georgetown, Kentucky

www.b4uclose.com

Mark Jacaruso
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From:Staten Island , New York
Registered: Dec 2004

posted December 30, 2004 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mark Jacaruso   Click Here to Email Mark Jacaruso     Edit/Delete Message
Hey Guys,Hope everyone had a great Holiday.Thanks for all the replies.I agree with you on the testing.Everyone should be tested and continue to be tested every few years.My question was not about taking a "test" but more on the license issue.Scott from Mississippi stated,doing inspections soly for the "city" but not home inspections for a fee.Thats correct.I am allowed to make structural stability assessments that hold up in court even though I am not an engineer.I actually did most of the inspections of the buildings in and around Ground Zero and worked with both private and city engineers,and I work in a special unit that inspects ALL the abandond buildings in the whole city as to the structural stabilty.As it is now in NYC "ANYONE" can do home inspections for a fee.I actually know of someone who is a part time Home Inspector that never picked up a hammer in his life.Im all for the NYS law 110%. I was a General contractor for 14 years before I took the city inspector job due to construction injuries I had.I hate to see some guy that got laid off from his "IT" computer job doing home inspections.If the Home buyer only knew.Very scary. Well thanks for all the help.I hope everyone has a very happy,healthy and busy New Year

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