OH WHAT A NIGHT!
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
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
HOA & Condo Blog
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.
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.