NEW LAW PROTECTS LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 24, 2020

 

One bill sailed through The Florida Legislature and waiting for a signature by Governor DeSantis.  Once signed, it becomes law effective immediately.

 

Florida Statute 718, 719 and 720 have all been amended to include language that states that:

An association may not prohibit a law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(1),who is a unit owner, parcel owner, or who is a tenant, guest, or invitee of a unit owner or parcel owner, from parking his or her assigned law enforcement vehicle in an area where the unit owner, parcel owner, or the tenant, guest, or invitee of the unit or parcel owner, otherwise has a right to park.

         

For whatever reason, associations have attempted to prevent law enforcement vehicles from parking in the community.  I for one cannot figure out how that could possibly bother anyone.  On the contrary, I would welcome it in the community where I live.

 

Despite the fact that there already existed an Attorney Generalís Opinion that specified that a law enforcement vehicle should not be interpreted as a commercial vehicle, which can be outlawed in some communities, some associations were not happy with that opinion.  This new law should finally put this matter to bed.

 

So, are you happy with the new law or would you still like to see associations have the ability to prevent law enforcement vehicles from parking in the community?


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About HOA & Condo Blog

Eric Glazer Eric Glazer graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community association law for more than 2

decades and is the owner of Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a seven attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and satellite offices in Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa.

 

Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at noon each Sunday on 850 WFTL.

   

See: www.condocrazeandhoas.com.

   

He is the first attorney in the State of Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium residents as eligible to serve on a condominium Board of Directors and has now certified more than 10,000 Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest of Florida community association members.


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