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HB 1375: Homeowners' Associations


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: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/11/2016 House • Filed
    1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 115
    1/15/2016 House • Referred to Business and Professions Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 230
    3/11/2016 House • Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee

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  • HB 1375, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/11/2016 at 4:31 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1122 Homeowners’ Associations Hays Identical Last Action: 2/3/2016 S Unfavorable by Regulated Industries, laid on Table; YEAS 4 NAYS 6 -SJ 305
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 1357 (c2) Community Associations LaRosa, Cortes Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Judiciary Committee
    Location: In committee/council (JDC)
    S 1716 Community Associations Hutson Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 S Died in Regulated Industries
    Location: In committee/council (RI)

    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 3 (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 8 (pdf)
    720.311 Dispute resolution. Page 11 (pdf)
    720.318 Page 13 (pdf)
    720.319 Page 13 (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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