Another annual Florida Legislative Session is in the books. The 2017 Session included important victories for the condominium and homeowner association community, including a compromise bill on estoppels. CAN was proud to once again work with our Senators and Representatives to craft smart public policy that benefits homeowners and associations.
However, one bill that passed both houses of the Legislature and on its way to Governor Scott’s desk will cost you time and money – unless YOU take action to stop it.
HB 1237 passed the House on April 28, and passed the full Senate on May 1. To be clear, this bill is well intentioned, and reflects real concerns among some community associations, specifically in Miami-Dade County. However, CAN’s position is that those issues are best addressed with a local bill, which would not penalize thousands of homeowners and community associations across the entire state, for the shortcomings of a few in one area.
Among HB 1237’s provisions are several with significant legal consequences for you and your association. These include:
Despite good intentions, this bill simply carries too many needless regulations and onerous government mandates that will unintentionally hurt associations and homeowners.
Governor Scott will consider this bill shortly. CAN needs you to speak up and let the Governor know that HB 1237 is bad for you, for your association, and for your community. Here’s what to do:
While many excellent results came from the 2017 Legislative Session, we can’t afford for HB 1237 to negatively impact hundreds of thousands of Floridians and the places we call home.
Contact Governor Scott’s staff today and ask him to veto HB 1237 – when CAN members raise our voices as one, we all win.
Yours in community,
Community Association Network (CAN)
Chairman of the Board of Directors