By Jan Bergemann

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: S 56 (Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez) and SB 630 (Senator Dennis Baxley).


SB 996 (Senator Ileana Garcia) is for Monday on the agenda of the committee of Regulated Industries.

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 next week.


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.

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Jan Bergemann Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida 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 Tallahassee - 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 Florida homeowners and condo owners:

News Website:

Educational Website:

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 in Florida !

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