PRIORITY BILL
 
As promised, Honorable Representative Jerry Melvin prefiled HB 887 on 01/11/02. We are deeply humbled to have this prominent member of the HOUSE in our corner. The best we can do, at this time, is to thank Representative Melvin in this public way on behalf of our members, friends and other Citizens that will join us in this effort. 
Sir, thank you very much! 

Seeking meaningful reform is not an easy goal but we know it is worthwhile because the time has come and remedies sought that will affect millions of Citizens in our State. 

We are at a clear and unambiguous crossroad heading into the Legislative session of 2002. The Dean of the HOUSE has spoken. The trumpet has sounded and the drums are beating. Will our 

message have a resounding affect? It's up to our members, friends and the many other Citizens unsatisfied with the current state of affairs. 

To the Dean of the HOUSE we applaud your willingness to endorse our proposal and the time and effort spent to assist us to reach this objective. Thank you very much. 

We've highlighted the bill number (see below ) to enable members, friends and visitors to access and review the Legislative format; current status and the actual bill in .html or .pdf format. 

In addition, a copy of the bill, as currently written, is included below for a quick and easy reference.

If you want to support our efforts and help to achieve long over-due reform, please join us and help to pass this bill with flying colors!
For more information please contact CCFJ at : taskforce@ccfj.net

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The goals and objectives of the task force is to review Florida statutes aluded to, but not limited to, the statutes listed on our HOA Committee pages.
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Senate Bill 1484 : Relating to Mandated Property Reform Task Force
House Bill 0887 : Relating to Mandated Property Reform Task Force

H887 (Companion Bill SB 1484 Senator Clary )    GENERAL BILL by
House Representative Jerry Melvin (CO-SPONSORS) Baxley; Kravitz; Wiles
Mandated Property Reform Task Force;
establishes Mandated Property  Reform Task Force; provides for appointment of members & organization of  task force; specifies duties; provides for reports; provides for  termination.  APPROPRIATION: $100,000.  EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming  law
01/11/02 HOUSE  Prefiled 
01/21/02 HOUSE  Referred to State Administration (SGC); Fiscal Policy &
                 Resources (FRC); Fiscal Responsibility Council 
01/22/02 HOUSE  Introduced, referred to State Administration (SGC);
                 Fiscal Policy & Resources (FRC); Fiscal Responsibility Council
02/05/02 HOUSE  On Committee agenda-- State Administration (SGC), 
                 02/07/02, 8:00 am, 306-
02/07/02 HOUSE  Favorable by State Administration (SGC)
                 YEAS  4  NAYS  0                  --                  Preliminary
02/08/02 HOUSE  Now in Fiscal Policy & Resources (FRC)02/12/02 
                 HOUSE  On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy & Resources (FRC)
                 02/14/02, 3:30 pm, 214-C
02/14/02 HOUSE  Favorable by Fiscal Policy & Resources (FRC)
                 YEAS  13    NAYS  0 -- Preliminary
02/18/02 HOUSE  Now in Fiscal Responsibility Council              
03/22/2002 - H Died in Council on Fiscal Responsibility Council


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    Florida House - 2001 

    By House Representative Jerry Melvin (CO-SPONSORS) Baxley; Kravitz ; Wiles

 1                      A bill to be entitled
 2         An act relating to real property reform:
 3         establishing the Mandated Property Reform Task
 4         Force; providing for appointment of members and
 5         organization of the task force; specifying
 6         duties; providing for reports; providing for
 7         termination; providing an appropriation; 
 8         providing an effective date.
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10    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
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12         Section 1.   Mandated Property Reform Task Force;
13    membership;  duties. --
14      (1)  The Mandated Property Reform Task Force is
15    established and shall review and recommend appropriate changes
16    to the laws of this state affecting land sales, exemptions,
17    and mandatory homeowners' associations and disclosure laws
18    related to adult and residential subdivisions. The task force
19    shall issue recommendations in its preliminary and final
20    reports to the Governor and the Legislature by the dates
21    specified in subsection ( 5 ) . The Senate Regulated Industries
22    Committee and the House Committee on Judicial Oversight shall
23    provide administrative staff for the task force. The task
24    force shall consist of the follwing members, who shall be
25    appointed by July 1, 2002 :
26      (a)  Eleven members to be appointed by the Governor.
27      (b)  Five members to be appointed by the President of
28     the Senate.
29      (c)  Five members to be appointed by the Speaker of the
30     House of Representatives.
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 1      (d)   A representative from the Attorney General's
 2    office.
 3     (e)   Twelve members representing homeowners' rights and
 4    consumer interests who shall be selected from a pool of
 5    candidates solicited for appointment by the Governor, the
 6    President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
 7    Representatives, six of whom shall be appointed by the
 8    Governor, three of whom shall be appointed by the President of
 9    the Senate, and three of whom shall be appointed by the 
10   Speaker of the House of Representatives.
11      (f)   Five members of the Legislature who shall be ex
12   officio, nonvoting members of the task force, appointed as
13   follows:
14      1.   Three Senators, to be appointed by the President of
15   the Senate, one of whom is a member of the Senate Agriculture
16   and Consumer Services Committee, one of whom is a member of
17   the Senate Judiciary Committee, and one of whom is a member of
18   the Senate Regulated Industries Committee.
19      2.   Two Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker
20   of the House of Representatives, one of whom is a member of
21   the House Committee on Business Regulation and one of whom is
22   a member of the House Committee on Judicial Oversight.
23      (2) (a)     Selection of task force members shall be made
24   in a manner which ensures a fair and balanced representation
25   from the industry sector and consumer advocates with a
26   substantial public record of endeavors on behalf of
27   homeowners' rights and consumer interests.
28      (b)   Each appointed member of the task force shall
29   serve at the pleasure of the appointing official. A vacancy on
30   the task force shall be filled in the same manner as the
31   original appointment.

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1       (c).   The task force shall elect a chair from among its members
 2    members.
 3     (d)   Members of the task force shall serve without
 4    compensation but are entitled to reimbursement for per diem
 5    and travel expenses incurred in the performance of their
 6    duties as provided in s. 112.061, Florida Statutes.
 7     (3)   The task force shall hold its organizational
 8    meeting by August 1, 2002, and thereafter shall meet as
 9    scheduled at the time and place designated by the chair. A
10   majority of the members of the task force constitutes a
11   quorum, and a quorum is necessary for the purpose of
12   conducting officiall business of the task force. The task force
13   shall use accepted rules of procedure to conducts its meetings
14   and shall keep a complete record of each meeting.
15      (4)   The task force shall evaluate the changes and
16  additions, if any, to those laws which may be appropriate to
17  protect the interests of consumers and property owners on
18  matters including, but not limited to, control of the
19  homeowners' association's operations, management and
20  maintenance, disclosure of financial reports by developers or
21  owners, disclosure of all governing documents governing the
22  real property, penalties for non-compliance, oversight and
23  funding for such protection of interests, alternative dispute
24  resolution, and assistance in the formulation of rules to
25  implement enforcement.
26      (5) (a)    By February 1,  2003, the task force shall
27  submit a preliminary report to the Governor, the President of
28  the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
29      (b)   By February 1, 2004, the task force shall submit a
30  final report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and
31  the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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 1      (6)   This act is repealed and the task force is
 2   terminated June 30, 2004.
 3             Section 2.   The sum of $100.000 is appropriated from
 4   the General revenue Fund to the office of Legislative services
 5   for the purpose of paying administrative expenses and funding
 6   contracts necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.
 7             Section 3.   This act shall take effect upom becoming a
 8   law.
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