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Vacation Rentals and Community Association Omnibus Bill

As a reminder, we want to direct all our CALL members to Becker’s COVID-19 webpage which is an excellent resource for information updated daily on the impact of the virus on community associations. Click here to visit the website. And, for those of you looking for some non COVID-19 related news, we are happy to […]

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Session Ends and Long Awaited ESA Bill Passes!

Before we jump into the outcome of Florida’s 2020 Legislative Session, it is very important to note that the CDC has stated that gatherings of 50 or more people should be postponed for the next eight weeks. Bars, clubs, theaters and other places of public accommodation throughout the Sunshine State are being closed or their capacity […]

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Condos, Cruise Ships and COVID-19: Surprising Commonalities

The cruise ship industry has been particularly hard hit by COVID-19’s rapid spread amongst passengers. For those who were unfortunate enough to deal with a ship-board quarantine, the fact that they would eventually be able to disembark and return to their homes helped them cope. But what if your home posed the same risks as […]

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Covid-19 and Your Residential Community

There are now three confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus in Florida: one in Manatee County and two in Hillsborough County. By the time you read this, there may be even more. As a result, Governor DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency.  There is an increased risk for health care workers, individuals with respiratory […]

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Police Vehicles, Vacation Rentals and Emotional Support Animals

With only three weeks left in the 2020 Florida Legislative Session, your CALL Team has been busy. Last Friday, Governor DeSantis signed SB 476 (sponsored by Senator Ed Hooper) into law. This bill prohibits condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ associations from enforcing restrictions against police vehicles being parked inside their communities. This prohibition would apply regardless […]

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HonestESA Initiative Starts Now!

As previously reported by CALL, two bills are making their way through committee in the Florida House and Senate. House Bill 209, sponsored by Representative Killebrew and Senate Bill 1084 sponsored by Senator Diaz, aim to protect disabled Floridians and curb some abuses related to emotional support animals (“ESAs”). Growing frustration over perceived illegitimate ESA […]

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Learn to Use all of the Tools on the CALL Website

As we usher in the New Year, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the features and benefits of the Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) website. We hope that throughout 2020 you will find our updates on proposed legislation educational, but more than that we hope that the tools and resources found […]

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A Brief History of CALL

In the early aughts, high-rise associations throughout Florida were facing the prospect of retrofitting their buildings with sprinkler systems both inside and outside the residential units. The costs, labor, practical hurdles, and aesthetic concerns involved with a state-mandated program of that magnitude created the momentum for a grassroots advocacy initiative like the Community Association Leadership […]

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