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HB 295: Homeowners' Associations

GENERAL BILL by Stone ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cortes, J. ; Harrell

Homeowners' Associations; Revises uses of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, & Mobile Homes Trust Fund; increases damages to which member of homeowners' association is entitled for denial of access to official records; provides cause of action for member against community association manager or management firm; prohibits reimbursement to community association manager or management firm for certain fines; provides & revises reporting requirements; provides that fine may not become lien against parcel; revises provisions relating to election of officers; provides presuit mediation for election & recall disputes; provides for binding arbitration by DBPR for certain disputes between parcel owner & homeowners' association; requires DBPR to provide training & educational programs; authorizes DBPR to enforce & ensure compliance with Homeowners' Association Act & specified rules; provides DBPR with jurisdiction to investigate certain complaints; provides cause of action against developers by HOA or nondeveloper members of HOA.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 3/7/2017 House - Introduced -HJ 51
Location: In committee/council (CCS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/19/2017 House • Filed
1/25/2017 House • Referred to Careers and Competition Subcommittee; Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 51
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 51