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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for May 6, 2019

Florida’s 2019 Legislative Session ended last Friday, May 3rd with not a lot of change to report for community association residents. There is good news in the form of some relief for older high rises who had been facing the prospect of installing an Engineered Life Safety System (ELSS) by the end of 2019. Thanks […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for April 30, 2019

Our 60-day Legislative Session in Florida will end this week. It has been a real whirlwind in terms of proposed legislation which has the potential to impact how you operate your private residential community. We are fortunate to have once again had the opportunity to weigh in with these bill sponsors throughout the process to […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for April 18, 2019

I am delighted to report that the fraudulent ESA bill, HB 721, is moving along nicely and just passed its last House Committee (Judiciary) Tuesday with a unanimous vote of 17 Yeas. Previous Committee votes: Civil Justice – 14 yeas, 0 Nays // Children, Families & Seniors – 15 Yeas, 0 Nays. Also on Tuesday, […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for April 16, 2019

The issue of retrofitting with an Engineered Life Safety System (ELSS) impacts older Florida high-rises (buildings constructed in 1992 or earlier that are 75 feet or higher). However, the issues discussed in today’s CALL Alert are instructive for all types of community associations when an operational issue in a community hinges on legislative relief. When […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for April 08, 2019

HB 1153 (DuBose) and its companion bill SB 1270 (Farmer) seek to amend Section 501.172, F.S. to create the Florida Biometric Information Privacy Act. A growing number of Florida associations use electronic means to keep fingerprints and other biometric information on file when guests and vendors enter the community. Biometric information can include a retina […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for March 26, 2019

This will be an active week for many of the bills CALL has been tracking for the past several weeks. Below is a summary of some of the House and Senate Committees that will be meeting this week and the community association-related bills those committee members will be considering. House On March 25th, the Civil […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for March 11, 2019

Today’s alert focuses on a bill that has some folks cheering and others cringing. HB 1259 (Fernandez-D-114) primarily addresses the issues of illegal kickbacks and fraudulent voting activity in condominiums, but goes a step too far in terms of criminalizing failed document inspection requests. This bill has the support of the Speaker of the House, […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for March 4, 2019

Florida’s 2019 Legislative Session commences Tuesday, March 5th. We have already read and analyzed more than two dozen bills and reached out to various bill sponsors to discuss our support on some bills and concern on others. Last week SB 1442 (Torres) was filed as the Senate companion to HB 155 (Cortes). These bills, known […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for February 26, 2019

Dear CALL Members, March 5th and the start of the 60-day, 2019 Regular Legislative Session in Florida is right around the corner. We are tracking several bills on behalf of communities throughout Florida and there is a lot of work to do to ensure that the most helpful bills pass. In order to make this […]

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2019 Florida Legislative Session – CALL Alert for February 11, 2019

Today’s CALL Alert again brings good news and bad news. As for the good news, we have a legislative proposal that most of our CALL members have been hoping to see for quite some time. HB 721 sponsored by Representative Sam Killebrew (R-Polk County) answers the call of Floridians in pet-restricted and/or pet-regulated private residential […]

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