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Community Associations affected by the 2021 legislative session (FL)

Beginning this week, this column will begin its yearly review of legislative changes affecting community associations. Today, we will start with the main bill, Senate Bill 630, which became effective July 1, 2021.  Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Palm Beach County’s strictest condo ordinance could be soon coming to Boca Raton (FL)

Tuesday night, Boca Raton City Council members will propose a new recertification ordinance stricter than the ones already in place in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.  The ordinance would be the first of its kind in Palm Beach County, establishing safety criteria for buildings subject to recertification, timeframes necessary for recertification, etc.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Florida state legislature diverted 40% of condo owner association fees into general fund since 2008: report

The year before a 12-story building collapsed in south Florida that left at least 79 dead and 61 still unaccounted for, the state collected $13.7 million in fees from condominium owners associations, vacation timeshares and mobile home parks, but swept $5 million into the state’s general fund, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.     Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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DeSantis signs home-based business bill into law (FL)

Seen as a victory for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 403 into law on June 29.  The bill broadens which businesses are considered “home-based” and preempts local government regulation beyond standard zoning laws and homeowners’ association rules. It prevents local governments from creating regulations that vary from town to town and affect home-based businesses.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Legislators strip local governments of ability to regulate home-based businesses (FL)

He suggested that if people were concerned about their property values they should move to a community with a homeowners association, which could regulate what local government can’t do. “But don’t have the government telling us what to do,” he said.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Omnibus Bill (SB 630) Brings Changes for Florida Condos, Cooperatives and HOAs

This year’s large community association omnibus bill will likely become law. This bill, which bears an effective date of July 1, 2021, contains changes which will impact condominiums, cooperatives and HOAs. At more than 100 pages, we will discuss only some of those changes in today’s CALL Alert. This bill, along with all the others CALL has been tracking throughout the 2021 Legislative Session, will be summarized in our year-end Legislative Guidebook.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations...

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‘It’s frustrating’: Legislation making it easier to remove problematic HOAs stalls in Tallahassee

9 Investigates why legislation that would make it easier for homeowners to remove problematic HOA board members has once again stalled in Tallahassee.  Over the last year and a half, Channel 9 investigative reporter Karla Ray has covered the turmoil inside Kissimmee’s Turnberry Reserve, where after a legal fight, a group of homeowners was able to successfully remove its board.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Sweeping Community Association Legislation Passes Unanimously in Florida Senate, Goes to House for Consideration

Senate Bill 630, a bill that has wide support from community association industry interests across the state, passed the Florida Senate with a unanimous vote of 40 to zero. It will now move to the Florida House of Representatives for consideration.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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