By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published March 12, 2018

            On Friday morning it looked pretty bleak in terms of whether there would be any new condo and HOA laws passed this year.  Friday, after all, was the last day of the legislative session and the bill, HB 841, seemed to have stalled in Florida’s Senate.

            By law, the legislative session was required to be over by midnight.  Finally, at about 7:00 p.m. the Florida Senate addressed the bill.  It overwhelmingly passed.  However, the Florida Senate made two amendments to the bill.  Therefore, since it was not the exact same version as passed by the House, the bill needed to be returned to the House of Representatives for a vote on whether or not to accept the amendments made by the Senate.  The midnight deadline still loomed however. I thought it was over.

            Finally, at about 10:15 p.m. the House of Representatives approved House Bill 841 as amended by The Florida Senate.  Both the House and the Senate have agreed on a bill.  It’s on its way to Governor Scott, who can either sign it or veto it.  If he does neither, it automatically becomes law.

            Now, I guess you’re wondering what’s contained in the bill.  What’s the bill all about?  How will it affect us?

            In order to learn that…..you’re going to have to read next week’s blog.  Last year, after the House and Senate passed a condo bill, I blogged all about the new laws.  And then……the Governor vetoed it.  This year I’ll be more patient and let you know what the law is when it actually becomes the law.

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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 Associates, 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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