This is an e-mail I received from Washington State Senator Brian Weinstein concerning his proposed homeowner legislation. I believe it to be of great importance and would in turn like to share it with you:
Homebuyers in this state do not have the right to hold a builder or contractor liable. This means Washingtonians have more rights when they buy a $25 toaster than when they purchase a home.
But you know this. You supported my Homeowners’ Bill of Rights last year which passed the Senate and the House Judiciary Committee but was never brought to the House Floor.
Since you've indicated in the past that you'd like to be updated on this issue, I'll briefly fill you in. This year, I am proposing a much simpler measure that still holds homebuilders accountable for their work. Senate Bill 6385 gives consumers a cause of action in negligence against homebuilders that fail to exercise a reasonable duty of care in home construction or remodeling. The measure will encourage negligent contractors to adopt sound construction practices today or be held liable for their mistakes tomorrow. There is also an identical "companion" bill, House Bill 2837 .
I'm concerned that what happened last year could easily happen again. The Senate is committed to ensuring no one is put out of their home because of a builder’s negligence. But some legislators have not made the same commitment. If you want to see this legislation pass, please contact your representatives – tell them the stories you have told me. You can e-mail them or call the toll-free Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 and operators will relay your message to your legislators. I believe we have an obligation to make sure the dreams of homeownership are never turned into a nightmare.
41st Legislative District"
I now challenge you to act!
If you or someone you care about has been affected by the homebuilding industries wanton disregard for their fellow Americans - their consumers, then Contact Your Local Representatives today and urge support of this legislation for the people!