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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of January 13, 2020

THE HOUSE The House returns on Monday evening this week and is expected to take up legislation appointing House managers and transmitting articles of impeachment to the Senate. The vote is expected on either Tuesday or Wednesday this week. The House is also expected to hold a number of important hearings this week, including: The […]

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CALL Alert: 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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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of January 6, 2020

THE HOUSE The House formally returns to session on Tuesday evening this week. With tensions in the Middle East rising following the Trump Administration’s decision to authorize drone strikes in Iraq that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, the House is expected to introduce and take up a measure limiting the President’s power to authorize potential […]

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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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Community Update – December 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we look back at a selection of our most popular Community Update articles. Read on for a refresher on special assessments, juggling both your official association communications with your personal information, and speeding issues in your community. Also, we feature our top read article from our new Spanish feature […]

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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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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of December 16, 2019

THE HOUSE The House formally returns on Tuesday with a full plate ahead of what is expected to be the final legislative work week of 2019. On the impeachment front, the House Rules Committee is expected to meet on Tuesday to set the guidelines for floor debate on Articles of Impeachment. A final floor vote […]

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Proposed Florida Legislation Might Help Stem the Tide of Fraudulent Emotional Support Animal Requests

If there is one topic that unites all types of shared ownership communities regardless of their location, size, or demographics, it is a growing frustration over fraudulent emotional support animal (ESA) requests. Communities throughout Florida have seen their ability to enforce reasonable pet restrictions eviscerated as more residents make dubious claims about needing an ESA.

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Community Update – November 2019

As we prepare for the holidays and other year-end festivities, associations are also beginning to look ahead to the needs and demands of the coming year. This month’s edition explores some of the issues that associations may encounter from time to time and discusses best practices for putting your community’s best foot forward. If your […]

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Associations Being Threatened with Website Litigation

If your association currently has a website (one you own or one which has been provided to you by your management company) or you are in the planning stages of creating an association website, please read this CALL Alert thoroughly as it contains important information for you. If you don’t have a website, feel free […]

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