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Summary of HB 653, Impacting Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Homeowners’ Associations

Posted in CALL Alert, Elections, Fire Sprinklers, Governing Documents, Liability, Managers (CAMS), Water Sprinklers

HB 653 (SB 744), sponsored by Representative Moraitis, passed the Florida Legislature but as of today, it has not yet been sent to the Governor for consideration.  When a bill is sent to the Governor, he has fifteen (15) days to act.  He can either sign the bill into law, veto it, or allow it… Continue Reading

At Your Service: Condo Call-In with Donna DiMaggio Berger of Becker & Poliakoff

Posted in Elections, Fire Sprinklers, Governing Documents, Legislation, Voting, Water Sprinklers

Florida Legislators have filed bills which could give Condo and Homeowner Association boards a double-take. If passed, a volunteer board member could face criminal penalties if Association records are stonewalled, or if there are fraudulent elections. Might residents avoid trouble by choosing to stay off condo boards? Learn more on the Topical Currents “At Your… Continue Reading

2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation, Safety and security, Voting

Becker & Poliakoff and CALL’s 2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide (“Guide”) is now available for viewing and printing. The Guide is applicable to all three (3) types of shared-ownership communities (condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations). The 2016 Legislative Session ended without any significant piece of community association legislation passing. While there were many… Continue Reading

Condo/HOA Legislative Train Has Been Formed

Posted in Legislation

One of the things that happens during the last few weeks of sessions is that legislative “trains” are formed, which allows bills and issues that have stalled to remain “alive.”  These bills typically have very broad titles, such as a “Bill Relating to Education” or a “Bill Relating to Transportation.” Last week, a train was… 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

Invitation to CALL Legislative Town Hall Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, June 13, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

CALL’s Legislative Town Hall Meeting will be held on 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.  Come join us for a frank discussion with this year’s bill sponsors and your elected officials on what just passed in Tallahassee and… Continue Reading

Good News on Community Association Bill and Service Animal Bill — CALL Alert for April 8, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation, Service Animals/Emotional Support Animals

I am excited to tell you about new developments on two of the bills that CALL is tracking and actively working on during this legislative session. First, HB 807, by Rep. Moraitis, will be amended to include language to overrule the Aventura Management, LLC v. Spiaggia Ocean Condominium Association case which was discussed in a… Continue Reading

Second February Committee Week Update: New Bills, Flood Insurance – CALL Alert for February 14, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

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

CALL 2013 Legislative Guides Now Available Online — CALL Alert for June 27, 2013

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

CALL’s 2013 Legislative Guides are now available online for viewing and printing.  There are three separate Legislative Guides—one for condominium associations, one for cooperative associations, and one for homeowners’ associations.  Each Legislative Guide includes a summary of the laws passed that specifically apply to each type of association, as well as a discussion of a… Continue Reading

Florida Legislative Session Week 7 Update — Call Alert For April 19, 2013

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

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

Condos/HOAs Have a Lot to Lose if Design Professional Protection Bills Become Law

Posted in Construction Issues & Contractual Disputes, Legislation

Although there are many positive developments for Associations in this legislative session, noted below, there is at least one piece of legislation that will adversely impact associations, and all consumers. Architects, engineers, surveyors and other design professionals may be anxiously awaiting  Senate Bill 1964 and House Bill 701  to pass. If these provisions become law… Continue Reading

Legislative Update – Community Association Bills Already Filed

Posted in Legislation

2010 looks like it will be another active year in the foreclosure reform area. According to Yeline Goin, Co-Executive Director of Becker & Poliakoff’s Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) “there are already several Bills in play which we expect to generate a lot of discussion in Tallahassee this year.”   Some of them include the following:… Continue Reading

2009 Florida Legislation Impacting Community Associations

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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

New Construction Defect Legislation?

Posted in Construction Issues & Contractual Disputes

Today’s Fort Myers News-Press has an article about a new bill proposed by state Representative Gary Aubuchon.  The proposed bill will further regulate what steps owners must take to pursue claims for construction defects. Florida already has Chapter 558 which is, per its own terms, an “alternative method to resolve construction disputes that would reduce… Continue Reading