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Hiring your own Public Adjuster – A Survey and Chance to WIN $100

This survey addressing your past experience with insurance claims and adjusters is the ultimate survey in our summer series for community association owners, board members, and management professionals. Your participation is fundamental to CALL’s efforts to provide real data to your public policymakers when we discuss the impact legislation has on private communities across Florida. […]

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Helpful or Harmful? Emotional Support Animals in Your Community

This survey regarding Emotional Support Animals helps us to gather opinions on a hot button issue for those who live in private residential communities. ESA certificates are currently able to be obtained without the supervision of a doctor, which often leaves neighbors and property managers frustrated. Bill 1128 would require Floridians with an ESA to […]

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Make Your Voice Heard in 2020 Legislative Session

Knowledge is power and this is especially true when it comes to dealing with lawmakers and politicians. A large part of CALL’s mission is to promote positive community association legislation in Florida. Sometimes that means harmful bills need to be substantially modified or defeated altogether. Other times that mission includes seeking bill sponsors for legislative […]

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Airbnb and Your Community – A Survey and Chance to WIN $100

As many of you may know, SB 824 sponsored by Senator Diaz, would have made it much more difficult if not impossible for your private residential community to restrict or prohibit short-term rental activity on internet platforms like Airbnb. While that …

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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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