Governor Scott Signs Several Bills Related to Community Associations

The new laws, including the Thrasher-Hutson bill which revises the permitted scope of local laws, ordinances, and regulations regarding vacation rentals will become effective July 1, 2014

Palm Coast, FL – June 18, 2014 – In a recent communication, Yeline Goin, Executive Director of the Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL), summarized Florida Governor Rick Scott’s June 13th signing of four bills of interest to Community Associations and Community Association Managers.

  • SB 356, by Sen. Thrasher, which addresses vacation rentals and the ability of local governments to adopt ordinances regulating vacation rentals. 
  • HB 807, by Representative Moraitis, impacting condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners’ associations.  Among other things, the bill will give associations additional rights with respect to abandoned units, and will allow an association to demand past due assessments from a new owner that takes title to the property after the association has taken title.
  • HB 7037, by Rep. Spano, which adds additional activities to the definition of “community association management.”  The bill also provides for new professional practice standards for community association managers (CAMs) and community association management firms and provides for  guidelines on indemnification provisions for contracts between a CAM (or a community association management firm) and a community association.  The bill also creates new statutory forms for a release of lien, a 30-day notice of intent to file a lien, and a 30-day notice of intent to foreclose a lien.
  • SB 440, by Sen. Altman, which specifies that certain provisions in Chapter 718 do not apply to non-residential condominiums. 

Source: Community Association Leadership Lobby

2 replies
  1. David Alfin
    David Alfin says:

    Thank you Representative Travis Hutson

    We are delighted to see our fellow Watson sales associate Representative Travis Hutson working for property owner rights.

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