Condo Criminal Penalties Bills Senator Rene Garcia and Representative Jose Felix “Pepi” Diaz filed SB 1682, Relating to Condominiums, and HB 1237, Relating to Condominiums, respectively, which include board member term limits and criminal penalties against volunteer board members for certain violations, including failure to provide access to official records and fraudulent activities related to… Continue Reading
As mentioned in my post from yesterday, we were watching SB 1050 and HB 1187, Related to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, to see if any community association related amendments would be added to the bills. SB 1050 came up almost at end of the Senate session yesterday and then was “temporarily postponed.”… Continue Reading
Every year in Florida we are guaranteed to see new laws pass which will impact our significant shared ownership community population. 2015 was no different and 2016 will be just as busy, with Becker & Poliakoff’s Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) monitoring and shaping dozens of bills throughout the 60-day Session. Come join us for… Continue Reading
The 2015 Florida Legislative Session just ended with a number of bills passing which will impact your community’s daily operations. One very harmful bill failed due to the House adjourning early but is likely to return next year. Be sure to join us on May 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM to discuss… Continue Reading
In a surprise move, the House of Representatives adjourned “sine die” today. The 2015 Legislative Session was scheduled to last until Friday of this week, although we knew that there would be a special session or an extended session because of the impasse between the House and Senate over the budget and Medicaid expansion. By… Continue Reading
The so-called “estoppel bills” (HB 611 and SB 736) were dealt a severe blow this week when the Senate version, SB 736, was “temporarily passed” by the Senate Regulated Industries Committee. That means that SB 736 has not been approved in any committees in the Senate, and with only 5 weeks left and 3 committees… Continue Reading
Today’s column is the third installment of our annual series reviewing new laws affecting community associations, condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations. In the first two installments, we looked at changes for condominiums in HB 807, the main Bill affecting associations. Since last week’s column, HB 807 has been sent to the Governor and is expected… Continue Reading
The first week of the 2014 Legislative Session has wrapped up and two key community association bills were heard and passed through their first committee stops. There is a lot of information to cover for this week. Citizens Property Insurance SB 7062 by the Senate and Banking Insurance Committee seeks to continue to shrink Citizens… Continue Reading
As we head into the last two weeks of the 2013 Legislative Session, it looks like there will be at least one major community association bill that will pass, and possibly a significant HOA bill. In addition, the mortgage foreclosure bill that includes important language for community associations made substantial progress. Here are the highlights… Continue Reading
Week 2 of the 2013 legislative session is now underway. There are a number of bills that CALL is tracking that are being heard in committee this week. One bill (HB 77, Relating to Landlords and Tenants) is already scheduled to be heard on the floor of the House. However, as of this writing, all… Continue Reading
It has been a busy week in Tallahassee, as members of the Legislature were in town for committee meetings. They will meet again next week, then take a week off, and be back the first week of February for an additional three weeks of committee meetings before session starts in March. Being in Tallahassee full-time… Continue Reading
As noted in my CALL Alert of January 2, 2013, Representative Moraitis filed a bill for the 2013 Legislative Session that will impact community associations. The bill (HB 73) makes numerous changes to the Condominium Act, the Cooperative Act and the Homeowners’ Association Act. The following is a summary of HB 73 as originally filed. … Continue Reading
Despite strong lobbying efforts against the bill, House Bill 1013 passed by fairly large margins in both the House and the Senate.
The Florida Legislature adjourned late Saturday morning, May 7, bringing the 2011 Legislative Session to a close. The following is a summary of the bills impacting community associations that passed and did not pass.
This week marks the second week of the legislative session and things are getting downright hot inside the capitol as it relates to community association bills. While only mid-week, I have been involved with numerous meetings regarding SB 1196 and HB 561, the ca package… Continue Reading