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Two More Weeks Left in the 2017 Legislative Session; What Bills are Most Likely to Pass?—CALL Alert for April 24, 2017

Posted in advocacy, Budgets, Reserves & Financial, Fiduciary Duty of Board of Directors, Legislation, Official Records, Operations, Video, Voting, Water Sprinklers

There are two weeks left in the 2017 Legislative Session—assuming it ends on time. Of the many different community association bills that were filed at the beginning of session, the following four (4) sets of bills are the ones that appear to be most likely to pass. Condominium Bills by Sen. Garcia and Rep. Diaz… Continue Reading

Condo Criminal Penalties Bills, Fire Sprinkler Bill, and Estoppel Bill to be Heard in Committee this Week; New HOA Rental Bill—CALL Alert for March 20, 2017

Posted in CALL Alert, Fire Sprinklers, Legislation, Rental, Water Sprinklers

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

Community Association Leadership Lobby What Community Association Bills Have Been Filed So Far?—CALL Alert for February 1, 2017

Posted in Budgets, Reserves & Financial, CALL Alert, Legislation, Uncategorized

The Florida Legislature met in Talahassee for two weeks in January, but so far, no community association bills have been heard in committee. The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Representative Chris Sprowls, did hear a presentation about “Condominium Terminations” and the termination provisions in Section 718.117, Florida Statutes.  We expect that there will be legislation… Continue Reading

2016 Legislative Session Ends With No Major Community Association Bills Passing

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

The 2016 Legislative Session ended last Friday, with no major community association legislation passing.  Although a number of condominium and HOA related amendments were filed during the last week of session to HB 1187 and SB 1050, Relating to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, they were not considered. THEREFORE, THE FOLLOWING ISSUES INCLUDED… Continue Reading

Community Association Bills Approved by Governor Scott; CALL’s Legislative Town Halls—CALL Alert for June 13, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

Today CALL held its first Legislative Town Hall of the year and we were honored to have eight State Legislators in attendance, including Sen. Ring, Sen. Sachs, Sen. Sobel, Rep. Moraitis, Rep. Rogers, Rep. Rodriguez, Rep. Stark, and Rep. Waldman as well as Ft. Lauderdale City Commissioner Dean Trantalis.  Here are some photos from the… Continue Reading

REGISTER NOW for CALL Town Hall on June 13; Legislative Update—June 5, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

Please forward this to your association members and friends.  There is still time to register for the CALL Legislative Town Hall, which is scheduled for Friday, June 13th from 10:00 am to Noon at the Ft. Lauderdale City Hall Commission Chambers-1st Floor, 100 North Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale.  The CALL Town Hall Meeting is open… Continue Reading

Third Committee Week in February Update: Flood Insurance, Subsurface Rights, and Non-Residential Condominiums — CALL Alert for February 21, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Insurance, Legislation

After three weeks of committee meetings in Tallahassee, legislators head back to their home districts and will return to Tallahassee for the start of the 2014 Legislative Session on March 4, 2014. The following is a summary of bills of interest that were considered this week. Flood Insurance – Sen. Brandes’ SB 542 was reported… Continue Reading

Mortgage Foreclosure Bill Approved by Governor Scott — Call Alert For June 3, 2013

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

The mortgage foreclosure bill, HB 87, by Representative Passidomo, was approved today by Governor Scott.  This is great news for community associations who will now have a tool to expedite stalled mortgage foreclosure cases.  I applaud Governor Scott for signing the bill and commend Representative Passidomo for her hard work these past three years to… Continue Reading