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Community Association Legislative Guide, 2017

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CALL’s Florida Community Association Legislative Guide 2017 (“Guide”) is now available online.

The 2017 Legislative Session ended with several bills passing that will have a significant effect on community associations: HB 1237, Relating to Condominiums; SB 398, Relating to Estoppel Certificates, and HB 6027, Relating to Financial Reporting. …

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ELSS Bill Vetoed, Condominium Bill Approved, & Final Report on Community Association Bills for 2017 Session

Governor Rick Scott has now taken action on all of the community association bills that passed during the 2017 legislative session.

HB 653, Relating to Community Associations, was Vetoed.  Among other things, the bill would have allowed high rise buildings to opt out of an engineered life safety system (ELSS) with a …

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Donna DiMaggio Berger Upcoming Interview on WLRN 91.3FM Topical Currents Segment

Don’t miss shareholder, Donna DiMaggio Berger, the featured guest on WLRN 91.3FM Topical Currents this Wednesday, June 7, from 1-2pm. Donna will discuss what board members, managers and residents need to know about landmark association laws just passed by the Florida Legislature, including how to avoid the new criminal penalties attached …

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Why the Florida Legislature Needs to Fix Condo Sprinkler-System Problem | Sun Sentinel Opinion

For more than a decade older high-rise condominiums throughout Florida have been discussing, debating, and exercising their legal rights with regard to sprinkler system retrofitting requirements. In 2003, the Florida Legislature responded by allowing each community to vote to opt out of sprinklers inside their units and the right to opt out of installing …

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Elevator Retrofits Required for Safety – Master Elevator Key

There are various safety retrofits required in the State of Florida, many of them involving elevators and fire safety.  Every building in the State of Florida containing six or more stories is required to retrofit their elevators to allow operation in fire emergency situations with one master key.  Florida’s Department of Financial Services publishes …

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