Every year in Florida, we are virtually guaranteed to see legislative proposals, which will impact Florida’s significant community association population. Most years, at least some new laws pass, which directly or indirectly affect association operations.

The 2013 Session, however, was busier than ever, perhaps because last year’s session was dominated by redistricting concerns. This Session saw the passage of two very significant community association bills along with more than a dozen other bills that will impact associations.

With neither controversy nor debate, HB 73 sponsored by Representative George Moraitis (R-Ft. Lauderdale) passed the Senate unanimously on April 26. This includes language concerning elevator upgrades, digital inspection of records, lender consent for document amendments, increased budgetary thresholds for financial reporting purposes, and impact glass and other hurricane protection.

Click here to view the Legislative Update (2013) that contains changes, which will take effect on July 1, 2013.
Published by Donna Dimaggio Berger, Esq. June 2013