SOME MORE INFO ABOUT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BILLS IN 2021
Published February 26, 2021
The official opening of the
legislative session of the Florida Legislature is only next
week, but the committee hearings of bills are already in full
swing in Tallahassee.
Two important community association
bills already passed the first hurdles in the Senate:
(Senator Ana Maria
630 (Senator Dennis Baxley).
(Senator Ileana Garcia) is for Monday on the agenda of the
To read the info about these bills and the analysis from our
Legislative Affairs Committee,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.
With other words, these important bills are on the move in the
Senate. All three bills are only referred to three committee
stops, meaning they have very good chances to reach the Senate
floor for a final vote.
The companion bills in the House will as well be on the march
The interesting part of following these bills will be the
amendments filed to these bills at future committee hearings.
Amendments will be added, wording might get changed. But the
fact that these bills are already on the move before the
official session even starts is a very good sign. Keep
contacting your local legislators and ask them to support these
bills and/or even file amendments – check our
WISHLIST – to create owner-friendly bills!
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that we will see some
owner-friendly statutes will be enacted on July 1, 2021.
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking