HB 377: Homeowners' Associations
GENERAL BILL by Stone ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Watson, C.
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.
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
Date Chamber Action 10/19/2017 House • Filed
11/1/2017 House • Referred to Careers and Competition Subcommittee; Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 35
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 35
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Careers and Competition Subcommittee
HB 377, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/19/2017 at 4:51 PM
Bill Text: Analyses: None
Related Bills (1)
Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills S 734 Homeowners’ Associations Baxley Identical Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Regulated Industries
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)
Companion bills that are identical word-for-word, not including titles. However, Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions are considered identical if the only difference is the word "House" or "Senate."
Companion bills that are substantially similar in text or have substantial portions of text that are largely the same.
Bills that have selected provisions that are similar in text.
A bill that is contingent upon passage of another bill within the same chamber, e.g., a trust fund bill, a bill providing a public record exemption, or an implementing bill.
The page numbers, when listed, for citations are constantly under review. The journals or printed bills of the respective chambers should be consulted as the official documents of the Legislature.
The links for the page numbers are formatted to open the bill text PDF directly to the page containing the citation. However, if your browser is set to open PDFs in a new window, as is often the case with 64-bit browsers, the bill text will open to the first page.