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
Representative John Cortes has filed three separate bills which significantly impact community associations, and in particular, homeowners’ associations. The bills are: HB 653, Relating to Homeowners’ Associations: The bill, among other things, provides that the Division of Condominium, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes will be renamed as the Division of Condominiums, Homeowners’ Associations, Timeshares and Mobile… Continue Reading
HB 319, Relating to Residential Properties, overwhelmingly passed today on the floor of the House of Representatives by a vote of 114-1.
The Community Association Leadership Lobby (“CALL”), the lobby arm of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., recently hosted a Legislative Webinar that focused on recent changes to Florida Law based on the 2011 Legislative Session. We were honored to have State Representative George Moraitis, who sponsored HB 1195 (this year’s large community association bill), join us as a guest presenter during the Webinar. We had a record number of attendees for the Webinar and we thank you for your continued support and interest.
What policies does your community have in place regarding the use, storage and operation of golf carts? Can owners ride the golf carts to the local convenience store, coffee shop or hair dresser? Adoption of a new proposal will allow local governments to create their own regulations governing the use of golf carts, which pleases… Continue Reading