PRIORITY BILLS

Legislative Session 2017

CONDOMINIUMS (FS 718)

SB 294 -- Sen. Randolph Bracy: Associations; Requiring associations to meet specified financial reporting requirements if they fail to provide unit owners or members with requested financial information; providing that associations that fail to provide such information may not exercise a specified reporting option for a specified period, etc. : FINALLY MORE THAN JUST A SLAP ON THE WRIST! VERY GOOD BILL!

 

HB 653 -- Rep. George Moraitis: Community Associations; Revises provisions relating condominium association reporting requirements and notices; Revises provisions relating to required condominium & cooperative association bylaws; revises time period for classification as bulk assignee or bulk buyer; revises provisions relating to evidence of condominium & cooperative association compliance with fire & life safety code; revises unit & common elements required to be retrofitted; revising provisions relating to association vote to forego retrofitting; revises provisions relating to cooperative association board membership & notices; revises provisions relating to homeowners' association board membership, notices, & budget.

LOTS OF BAD PROVISIONS!

 

SB 744 -- Sen. Kathleen Passidomo: Community Associations; Authorizing an association to adopt rules for posting certain notices on a website; revising provisions relating to required condominium and cooperative association bylaws; prohibiting a board member from voting via e-mail; specifying the voting interests that are eligible to vote to waive or reduce funding of reserves, etc.  DEBATABLE PROVISIONS!

 

CO-OPERATIVES (FS 719)

SB 294 -- Sen. Randolph Bracy: Associations; Requiring associations to meet specified financial reporting requirements if they fail to provide unit owners or members with requested financial information; providing that associations that fail to provide such information may not exercise a specified reporting option for a specified period, etc. : FINALLY MORE THAN JUST A SLAP ON THE WRIST! VERY GOOD BILL!

 

HB 653 -- Rep. George Moraitis: Community Associations; Revises provisions relating condominium association reporting requirements and notices; Revises provisions relating to required condominium & cooperative association bylaws; revises time period for classification as bulk assignee or bulk buyer; revises provisions relating to evidence of condominium & cooperative association compliance with fire & life safety code; revises unit & common elements required to be retrofitted; revising provisions relating to association vote to forego retrofitting; revises provisions relating to cooperative association board membership & notices; revises provisions relating to homeowners' association board membership, notices, & budget.

LOTS OF BAD PROVISIONS!

SB 744 -- Sen. Kathleen Passidomo: Community Associations; Authorizing an association to adopt rules for posting certain notices on a website; revising provisions relating to required condominium and cooperative association bylaws; prohibiting a board member from voting via e-mail; specifying the voting interests that are eligible to vote to waive or reduce funding of reserves, etc.  DEBATABLE PROVISIONS!

 

HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS (FS 720)

HB 89 -- Rep. John Cortes; Changes to FS 720.311; Authorizes certain disputes to be submitted to mandatory binding arbitration with division; requires HOA to impose fees for certain purposes: OUTRIGHT USELESS!

HB 135 -- Rep. John Cortes; Changes to FS 720.306; Provides requirements for election of members of board of directors for associations in specified communities: OUTRIGHT USELESS!

HB 137 -- Rep. John Cortes; Changes to FS 720.311, Authorizes certain disputes to be submitted to mandatory nonbinding arbitration with Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, & Mobile Homes; requires DBPR to establish fee structure for certain purposes: OUTRIGHT USELESS!

SB 294 -- Sen. Randolph Bracy: Associations; Requiring associations to meet specified financial reporting requirements if they fail to provide unit owners or members with requested financial information; providing that associations that fail to provide such information may not exercise a specified reporting option for a specified period, etc. : FINALLY MORE THAN JUST A SLAP ON THE WRIST! VERY GOOD BILL!

HB 295 -- Rep. Charlie Stone: Revises uses of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, & Mobile Homes Trust Fund; increases damages to which member of homeowners' association is entitled for denial of access to official records; provides cause of action for member against community association manager or management firm; prohibits reimbursement to community association manager or management firm for certain fines; provides & revises reporting requirements; provides that fine may not become lien against parcel; revises provisions relating to election of officers; provides presuit mediation for election & recall disputes; provides for binding arbitration by DBPR for certain disputes between parcel owner & homeowners' association; requires DBPR to provide training & educational programs; authorizes DBPR to enforce & ensure compliance with Homeowners' Association Act & specified rules; provides DBPR with jurisdiction to investigate certain complaints; provides cause of action against developers by HOA or nondeveloper members of HOA: EXCELLENT BILL!

HB 653 -- Rep. George Moraitis: Community Associations; Revises provisions relating condominium association reporting requirements and notices; Revises provisions relating to required condominium & cooperative association bylaws; revises time period for classification as bulk assignee or bulk buyer; revises provisions relating to evidence of condominium & cooperative association compliance with fire & life safety code; revises unit & common elements required to be retrofitted; revising provisions relating to association vote to forego retrofitting; revises provisions relating to cooperative association board membership & notices; revises provisions relating to homeowners' association board membership, notices, & budget. LOTS OF BAD PROVISIONS!

SB 744 -- Sen. Kathleen Passidomo: Community Associations; Authorizing an association to adopt rules for posting certain notices on a website; revising provisions relating to required condominium and cooperative association bylaws; prohibiting a board member from voting via e-mail; specifying the voting interests that are eligible to vote to waive or reduce funding of reserves, etc.  DEBATABLE PROVISIONS!

 

MOBILE HOME PARK LOT TENANCIES (FS 723)

   

ESTOPPEL LETTERS

HB 483 -- Rep. Byron Donalds, George Moraitis: Estoppel Certificates; Revises requirements relating to issuance of estoppel certificate to specified persons; requires condominium, cooperative, or homeowners' association to designate street or e-mail address on its website for estoppel certificate requests; specifies delivery requirements for estoppel certificate; requires that estoppel certificate contain certain information; provides effective period for estoppel certificate based upon date of issuance & form of delivery; provides that association waives specified claim against person or such person's successors or assigns who in good faith rely on estoppel certificate; prohibits association from charging preparation & delivery fee or making certain claims if it fails to deliver estoppel certificate within certain timeframes; revises fee requirements; authorizes statement of moneys due to be delivered in one or more estoppel certificates; provides limits on total fee charged for preparation & delivery of estoppel certificates.
 

MARKETABLE RECORD TITLE ACT

 

 

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGERS

 

   

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