One bill sailed through The Florida Legislature and waiting for a signature by Governor DeSantis. Once signed, it becomes law effective immediately.
Florida Statute 718, 719 and 720 have all been amended to include language that states that:
An association may not prohibit a law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(1),who is a unit owner, parcel owner, or who is a tenant, guest, or invitee of a unit owner or parcel owner, from parking his or her assigned law enforcement vehicle in an area where the unit owner, parcel owner, or the tenant, guest, or invitee of the unit or parcel owner, otherwise has a right to park.
For whatever reason, associations have attempted to prevent law enforcement vehicles from parking in the community. I for one cannot figure out how that could possibly bother anyone. On the contrary, I would welcome it in the community where I live.
Despite the fact that there already existed an Attorney General’s Opinion that specified that a law enforcement vehicle should not be interpreted as a commercial vehicle, which can be outlawed in some communities, some associations were not happy with that opinion. This new law should finally put this matter to bed.
So, are you happy with the new law or would you still like to see associations have the ability to prevent law enforcement vehicles from parking in the community?