WHAT NEW LAWS CAN WE EXPECT?

The 2019 session of The Florida Legislature is quickly drawing to a close.  So, what new laws can we expect to see that will have an impact on our community associations?  Here are a few:

 

  1. Pools serving condos, co-ops and HOAs with less than 32 homes would be exempt for regulation.
  2. In a condo, bids for work to be performed or for materials, equipment or services would only have to be held for one year.
  3. Instead of having an association website, the association would be able to put the official records on an app that can be downloaded on a mobile device.
  4. Only board service that occurs on or after July 1st, 2018 would be counted toward the new law that makes it harder for board members with more than 8 consecutive years of service to get elected.
  5. Clarifies that written notices for a unit owner meetings must include an agenda, be mailed, hand delivered, or electronically transmitted to each unit owner; and be posted in a conspicuous place on the condominium property in accordance with the minimum period of time for posting a notice as set forth in the bylaws, and if the bylaws do not provide such notice requirements, then at least 14 continuous days before the meeting.
  6. In addition to a $100.00 transfer fee, the association may charge the actual cost of any background check or screening performed.
  7. Unit owners would be allowed to install an electric vehicle charging station on their exclusively designated parking space.
  8. Hi-rise condominium associations would have the ability to opt-out of the requirement to install an engineered life safety system with a 2/3 vote. Associations would have the opportunity to opt of an ELSS or sprinklers until December 31st, 2019.

 

 

So what do you think?  Good legislation?  Bad legislation?  Not enough legislation?

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