provision would allow some condominium associations who have
less than 32 units to be exempt from Department of Health
regulations. Personally, I don’t think that’s such a good idea
and we need to find out why this was proposed.
provision would prohibit subrogation rights against a
condominium association under certain circumstances. For
example, if the association does not provide rights for
subrogation against the unit owners, an insurance policy issued
to an individual unit owner in the association may not provide
rights of subrogation against the association. This is a
sensible idea – if the Association will not provide rights for
subration against the unit owners, then the units should not be
able to give the rights of subrogation to the Association.
provision would require associations to keep bids for at least
one year after the bid is received. This is one way of ensuring
transparency in the Association.
requests. This provision will allow us as unit owners to get
copies of all official records – without the need to demonstrate
any purpose or state any reason for the inspection.
on mobile website. In addition to having condominium
associations with more than 150 units maintain a website, this
provision will allow documents to be made available and
downloaded through a mobile website (such as a cel phone).
provision will amend 718 F.S. so any bylaws, or reasonable rules
or regulations of the association which diminish or infringe
upon any right protected under the Fourteenth Amendment to the
United States Constitution or Art. 384 II of the State
Constitution and would be void and unenforceable without further
action of the association. However, the provision states that
the association may record a notice in the public records of the
county in which the condominium is located evidencing its
intention to not enforce such provision, it would foolhardy for
them to do so. This has been overdue in our quest for achieving
Term limits: This
provision states that only board service that occurs on or after
July 1, 2018, may be used when calculating a board member's term
limit. Finally, we can now be sure of what the term limits mean
– board service after July 1, 2018 is the clock.
Transfer fees. This
provision will not allow an association to “make money” on
applicant fees, except for actual costs of any background check
or screening performed by the association.
provision states that if a proposed fine or suspension levied by
the board is approved by the committee, the fine payment is due
5 days after notice of the approved fine is provided to the
parcel owner and, if applicable, to any occupant, licensee, or
invitee of the parcel owner the date of the committee meeting at
which the fine is approved. This is will be beneficial because
the notice must be given to the person being fined, rather than
as it stands today, which is the date the committee meeting is