PRIORITY BILLS

Legislative Session 2019

CONDOMINIUMS (FS 718)

SB 610 -- Sen. Jason Pizzo -- Condominium Associations

Condominium Associations; Revising criminal penalties relating to the acceptance of things or services of value or kickbacks; providing criminal penalties for certain violations relating to official association records; providing criminal penalties for fraudulent voting activities related to association elections, etc


SB 647 -- Rep. Michael Grieco -- Community Association Fire and Life Safety Systems

Community Association Fire and Life Safety Systems; Requires certain associations to post certain signs or symbols on buildings; requires State Fire Marshal to adopt rules governing such signs & symbols; provides for enforcement; revises provisions relating to evidence of association compliance with fire & life safety code; revises provisions related to retrofitting.


HB 721 -- Rep. Sam Killebrew -- Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animals; Provides that individual with disability who has emotional support animal is entitled to access to housing accommodation; prohibits housing accommodation from requiring such individual pay extra compensation; authorizes housing accommodation to request written documentation verifying individual's disability or disability-related need under certain circumstances; specifies individual is liable for certain damage done by emotional support animal; prohibits falsification of written documentation or other misrepresentation; provides penalties.


HB 723 -- Rep. Byron Donalds -- Fire Protection Systems

Fire Protection Systems; Authorizes local authorities to accept inspection reports by specified means; requires State Fire Marshal to adopt rules to implement uniform procedure for submission of inspection reports & provides requirements therefor; requires association to retrofit certain condominiums with fire sprinkler system or Engineered Life Safety System; provides compliance deadlines; provides penalty; authorizes association to elect alternative assessment option while implementing qualifying fire protection improvement.


SB 908 -- Sen. Ed Hooper --  Firesafety Systems

Firesafety Systems; Revising the definition of the term “qualifying improvement” to include improvements to retrofit existing high-rise residential condominiums with certain fire sprinkler systems; requiring that condominium association bylaws provide requirements for the association’s reasonable compliance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code; specifying the date before which a local authority having jurisdiction may not require completion of installation of an engineered life safety system; authorizing condominium associations, under certain circumstances, to elect to be assessed certain taxes and assessments upon the condominium property as a whole, etc.


SB 1128 -- Sen. Manny Diaz -- Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animals; Providing that an individual with a disability who has an emotional support animal or obtains an emotional support animal is entitled to full and equal access to all housing accommodations; prohibiting a housing accommodation from requiring such individual to pay extra compensation for such animal; specifying that an individual with a disability is liable for certain damage done by her or his emotional support animal, etc.


SB 1152 -- Sen. Jason Pizzo -- Safety Systems

Community Association Safety Systems; Providing that a certificate of compliance from a licensed professional engineer may be accepted as evidence of compliance with certain codes; revising the requirements for retrofitting units, association property, and common elements; prohibiting the local authority having jurisdiction from requiring completion of a retrofitting with certain systems before a specified date, etc.


     

HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS (FS 720)

HB 155 -- Rep. John Cortes -- Homeowner Association Recalls

Homeowner Association Recalls; Requires voting interests of homeowner association to physically reside in community in order to recall board director.


HB 721 -- Rep. Sam Killebrew -- Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animals; Provides that individual with disability who has emotional support animal is entitled to access to housing accommodation; prohibits housing accommodation from requiring such individual pay extra compensation; authorizes housing accommodation to request written documentation verifying individual's disability or disability-related need under certain circumstances; specifies individual is liable for certain damage done by emotional support animal; prohibits falsification of written documentation or other misrepresentation; provides penalties.


SB 1128 -- Sen. Manny Diaz -- Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animals; Providing that an individual with a disability who has an emotional support animal or obtains an emotional support animal is entitled to full and equal access to all housing accommodations; prohibiting a housing accommodation from requiring such individual to pay extra compensation for such animal; specifying that an individual with a disability is liable for certain damage done by her or his emotional support animal, etc.


 

MOBILE HOME PARK LOT TENANCIES

SB 1262 -- Mobile Home Park Lot Tenancies

Providing that certain deficiencies are limited to direct violations of a specified chapter; authorizing a park owner to enter a homeowner’s lot to correct specified violations under certain conditions; requiring a park owner to provide a copy of an eviction notice to the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes within a specified time, etc.


 

 

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