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The Senate has convened, unilaterally, in Special Session for the sole purpose of consideration of Executive Order 19-14.

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: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • 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
    5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee

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  • HB 295, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/19/2017 at 12:40 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Citations - Statutes (9)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    718.509 Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes Trust Fund. Page 3 (pdf)
    720.303 Association powers and duties; meetings of board; official records; budgets; financial reporting; association funds; recalls. Page 4 (pdf)
    720.305 Obligations of members; remedies at law or in equity; levy of fines and suspension of use rights. Page 7 (pdf)
    720.307 Transition of association control in a community. Page 9 (pdf)
    720.311 Dispute resolution. Page 11 (pdf)
    720.318 Page 13 (pdf)
    720.319 Page 14 (pdf)
    720.401 Prospective purchasers subject to association membership requirement; disclosure required; covenants; assessments; contract cancellation. Page 14 (pdf)
    720.402 Publication of false and misleading information. Page 14 (pdf)

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