SB 610 -- THE "LOCK-THEM-UP" BILL REPORTED FAVORABLY BY COMMITTEE ON INNOVATION, INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY
Senator Jason Pizzo's SB 610 (dubbed the "Lock-Them-Up" bill) -- strongly supported by Florida's condo owners -- was on Tuesday reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Innovation, Industry, and Technology.
The bill, that is now going to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, underwent some small changes -- amended version SB 610 C1 -- was reported favorably by a 6:3 vote.
Committee Chair Simpson and Senators Bracy, Brandes, Braynon, Farmer and Hutson voted YEAH, while Senators Bradley, Passidomo and Benacquisto voted NAY.
Anderson's opinions are favoring the service-providers who are making money from these associations, not the unit-owners who are often paying dearly for "criminal acts" committed in their associations.
Our CCFJ lobbyist Richard Pinsky from Akerman LLP strongly supported this important bill at the hearing -- a bill that tries to protect the financial welfare of more than 1.5 million Florida condo owners, creating criminal penalties for election fraud, kickbacks and embezzlement.
Let's see what will happen at the next committee stop: Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice