As of this writing, we are still waiting for the two main community association bills, HB 653 and HB 1237, to be sent to Governor Rick Scott. Once a bill is sent to him, he will have fifteen (15) days to act. He can either sign the bill into law, veto it, or allow it… Continue Reading
CALL’s 2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide will be available very soon. Even though the legislative session ended without any significant piece of community association legislation passing, it is important to look back on the 2016 session and the bills that were filed, because it is likely that these issues will continue to be… 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
HB 611, by Rep. Wood (R-Winter Haven) bill will be heard in Civil Justice Subcommittee today, Wednesday, March 4, at 12:30. The Chair of the Civil Justice Subcommittee is Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples). The bill significantly changes the procedures for requesting and delivering estoppel certificates whenever property is sold in a community. CALL (Community Association Leadership… Continue Reading
Biscayne Neighborhoods Association, Brickell Homeowners Association, Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL), and Downtown Neighbors Alliance invite you to a Legislative Town Hall meeting with members of the Miami Dade Legislative Delegation. Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:30 – 8:30 PM Mercy Hospital, 6th Floor Conference Room [Directions] Complimentary Parking and Reception Invited Legislators: Sen. Miguel Diaz… Continue Reading
Happy Valentine’s Day! This was the second of three interim committee weeks in the month of February. This week was fairly light as far as bills being heard in committee, but there is still much to tell you about, including some new bills that were filed. Joint and Several Liability and Safe Harbor (NEW BILL):… Continue Reading
The members of the Florida Legislature were in Tallahassee last week for another round of committee meetings. Because there are so few bills that have been filed so far, there were not many bills heard in committee. Rather, most of the committees used the time for workshops or to hear from various State agencies about… Continue Reading
This issue of Community Update features articles written by two of the Firm’s Board Certified Construction Attorneys. The first entitled, Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Repair Estimates When Evaluating Your Construction Defect Claim describes what information repair estimates should include to advance the association’s interests. Construction contract negotiations should always contemplate a method for resolving… Continue Reading
The 2013 Florida Legislative Session just ended with a number of bills passing that will impact the operation of community associations. Join us on May 16, 2013 at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM to get the latest analysis of the bills that passed and how they will affect your association. The webinar will be presented… 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
The 2013 Legislative Session does not begin until March 5, 2013, but there are already a number of bills filed and in the works that will impact community associations. To stay up to date on what is going on at the Capitol, make sure to follow me on Twitter (@YelineGoin_CALL). HB 73, Relating to Residential… Continue Reading
HB 319 is the primary condominium bill this session. It is neither anti-association nor pro-bank as some of its critics have said. In fact, it is one of the most pro-association bills we have seen in recent years.
It is very likely that your management company charges a fee to delinquent owners if they send collection letters or take other action to collect a delinquent assessment. After all, they are doing extra work that wouldn’t be necessary if the owner paid on time.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s large community association bill, HB 1195, which previously passed out of the Legislature was formally signed into law yesterday by Governor Rick Scott. The effective date of HB 1195 is July 1, 2011. You can view the full text of HB 1195 by accessing the CALL website (www.callbp.com). CALL has also prepared a comprehensive summary of HB 1195 and several other important bills that impact community associations.
We are pleased to announce that HB 1195 passed out of the Legislature today and will now be sent to the Governor for action. We have no reason to believe the Governor will veto the bill, but final confirmation normally takes a matter of 3 or 4 weeks. Here is a summary of the issues CALL worked on and drafted language for which are contained within this bill…
SB 530 / HB 1195, the community association “glitch” bill, was voted on by the House of Representatives on Friday, April 29, 2011. We are pleased to inform you that the bill passed in the House by a vote of 113-1.
The Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) Announced Last Week it is Working on a ‘Glich’ Bill to Clarify Several Community Association Rights and Remedies. The purpose of the CALL bill is to make proposed changes to Chapters 718, 719 and 720, Florida Statutes to address certain “glitches” resulting from SB 1196. Co-Executive Directors Yeline Goin… Continue Reading
Probably THE hot button issue facing community associations in Florida is mortgage foreclosures and the low level of mortgagee liability for payment of delinquencies upon acquisition of title.
Two CA bills of interest were heard by the Florida House Civil Justice & Courts Policy Committee on Tuesday (February 4, 2010) morning.
SB 714 Most Significant Change for Community Associations. Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) summarizes changes resulting from SB 714. While there were a number of bills filed and debated this legislative session, not many of them passed. SB 714, filed by Senator Jones, modifies the insurance provisions of the Condominium Act, extends the deadline for high-rise fire… Continue Reading