On Friday, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle joined Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and State Representative Juan Carlos Porras to announce a measure that would protect condo owners of abusive HOA board members. (See Proposed new bill would protect HOA homeowners – CBS Miami (cbsnews.com)
The bill, HB919, will be The Community Associations Bill of Rights for Florida. It is a necessary 60 page omnibus bill since over the years so much has been denied homeowners far too long. The numerous protections being added include:
- Restrictions on use of reserve funds;
- The appointment and duties of the association recordkeeper;
- The types of records to be maintained;
- Director conflict of interests;
- Provisions against SLAPP suits and forwarding by the FL Division of Condos of suspected criminal activity the law enforcement agencies;
- Director obligations to act in good faith and act as a prudent person would in the best interests of the association;
- Officer – Director qualifications.
And much more.
Floridians have no choice if they truly seek reforms but to actively support this bill, HB 919, and its sponsors: State Attorney Rundle, Mayor Cava, and Representative Porras.
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See earlier version of Florida bill (2019) seeking criminal penalties: FL HB 1259 seeks criminal penalties against HOAs — https://pvtgov.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/fl-hb-1259-seeks-criminal-penalties-against-hoas/