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Estoppel Bill Approved by Governor and Remaining Community Association Bills Presented to the Governor

Posted in CALL Alert, Estoppel, Legislation

Yesterday, the Governor approved SB 398, Relating to Estoppel Certificates.  The effective date of the new law is July 1, 2017.  If you would like to hear more about the estoppel bill, please watch the video or read the summary below. Also yesterday, HB 653, Relating to Community Associations, by Rep. Moraitis, and HB 1237,… Continue Reading

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

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

CALL Announces Legislative Town Hall—Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Posted in advocacy, CALL Alert, Legislation

Every year in Florida we are guaranteed to see new laws pass which will impact our significant shared ownership community population. 2015 was no different and 2016 will be just as busy, with Becker & Poliakoff’s Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) monitoring and shaping dozens of bills throughout the 60-day Session. Come join us for… 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

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

Houses Passes CS/CS/CS/SB 1196

Posted in Legislation

Today the Florida House of Representatives overwhelming passed CS/CS/CS/SB 1196 (passed on 4/16/2010 by the Florida Senate) sending it to Governor Crist for his signature.

Second Week of Florida Legislative Session Heats Up

Posted in Legislation

                    This week marks the second week of the legislative session and things are getting downright hot inside the capitol as it relates to community association bills. While only mid-week, I have been involved with numerous meetings regarding SB 1196 and HB 561, the ca package… Continue Reading