Emergency Order Extended | Omnibus Legislation Affecting Associations | CAM CE Breakfast Returns

Governor Extends Emergency Order On April 27th, 2021, The Governor extended the State of Emergency through June 26, 2021. You can view the document filing HERE. Omnibus Legislation Affecting Community Associations May Have Huge Impact Senate Bill 630, which is referred to as this year’s community association omnibus bill because it contains so many changes to […]

2020 Florida Constitutional Amendments

What You Need To Know Before Voting When voters go to the polls on November 3, 2020, there will be six constitutional amendment proposals on the ballot. This article contains a brief discussion of the amendments. In order to adopt each amendment, it must be approved by 60% of voters casting a ballot. We take […]

HOW TO REMOVE TROUBLESOME TREES

A great many streets in Florida’s residential communities are lined with oak trees. While they can look so appealing as a canopy, many of these trees can raise sidewalks and driveways. Their massive roots can grow into plumbing lines, cause various trip hazards and kill the grass, too.  Until recently, it was very problematic to remove these trees for a variety reasons. […]

Three Pending House Bills Affecting All of Florida’s Community Associations

In anticipation of Florida’s 2016 legislative session, Representative John Cortes of Florida’s House of Representatives filed three bills affecting community associations and managers. Omnibus style House Bill 667 is massive in its scope. Its author begins by fully repealing Chapter 719 regulating Florida’s cooperatives and Chapter 720 regulating Florida’s homeowners’ associations and then amends Chapter […]

Sneak Peak, The 2013 Florida Legislative Session

Happy New Year! The regular session of the Florida Legislature begins on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March and continues for 60 consecutive days. The 2013 Florida legislative session will officially begin on March 5, 2013 and looks to be a busy one! So far, House Bills 73 and 87, and Senate […]

The Interim Status of House Bill 319

Around this time every year, association boards everywhere want to know how this year’s proposed legislation will affect their association.  Me too! The truth is, it is impossible to guess which parts of a proposed bill will actually survive the legislative process. As far as 2012 is concerned, this year’s legislative bill that most affects […]