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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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Governor DeSantis Signs COVID-19 Liability Bill (FL)

Yesterday Governor DeSantis signed SB 72 which gives civil immunity to not-for-profit corporations, hospitals, nursing homes, government entities, schools and churches for COVID-19 related claims as long as the alleged negligence doesn’t involve gross negligence or intentional misconduct. “COVID-19 related claim” means a civil liability claim against a person, including a natural person, a business entity, an educational institution, a governmental entity, or a religious institution, which arises from or is related to COVID-19. The term includes any such claim for damages, injury, or death. ...

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Fight over vacation rentals in Florida revs up again

A years-long effort to block local governments from regulating vacation rentals is on the move again, as House and Senate leaders revive a proposal to prevent cities and counties from inspecting and licensing properties offered on platforms such as Airbnb.    Read the article……………………………….. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Florida House Moves Forward With Legislation to Preempt Local Governments From Regulating Vacation Rentals

As our many local government clients know, the Becker Team has been intimately involved in lobbying against the many attempts to limit their ability to manage the vacation rental crisis. The issue continues to severely impact cities of all sizes. We continue to be involved every day to see these efforts fail. At the same time, we want to keep our clients updated on developments both negative and positive.    Read the article……………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Powerful Florida Senate Regulated Industries Kicks-Off First 2021 Interim Committee Meeting with Community Associations Bill

Community association issues are getting off to a prompt start when the Florida Senate’s Regulated Industries Committee meets on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to take up SB 56 which relates to Community Association Assessment Notices.   Read the article…………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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