Amendment Adopted to Building Safety Bill Allows Home Inspectors To Sign, Verify Wind Mitigation Credit Inspection Form
Mar 25, 2010
CS/CS/HB 663, which would revise Florida laws relating to building safety, was amended today in the House of Representatives General Government Policy Council with a strike-everything amendment by State Representative Gary Aubuchon that added home inspectors to those persons who can sign and verify the Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form (OIR-B1-1802) that insurers must accept as verification of windstorm mitigation credits.
As amended and passed today by a vote of 12 to 1, the bill also would revise laws relating to home inspector and mold assessor licensure and regulation requirements as follows:
- Enforcement of home inspector and mold service licensure and regulation would be delayed until July 1, 2011.
- A requirement for businesses offering home inspections or mold services to attain a certificate of authorization would be removed.
- In relation to home inspector licensure, the bill requires applicants pass examination requirements and submit fingerprints for background checks conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It also provides that failure to meet any standard of practice adopted by Rule constitutes grounds for disciplinary action.
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