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
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 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
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
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
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
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
It has been a busy week in Tallahassee, as members of the Legislature were in town for committee meetings. They will meet again next week, then take a week off, and be back the first week of February for an additional three weeks of committee meetings before session starts in March. Being in Tallahassee full-time… Continue Reading
We are very pleased to announce that the effort to deregulate Community Association Managers has been officially stopped.
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.
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
Two CA bills of interest were heard by the Florida House Civil Justice & Courts Policy Committee on Tuesday (February 4, 2010) morning.