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Emotional Support Animal Bill Goes to the Governor

We are thinking of all of our CALL Members during these uncertain times and want to remind you that CALL remains a trusted resource for your community.

Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 30, 2020 to act on these bills.

  • SB 1084 – Emotional Support Animals
  • CS/SB 82 – Individuals with Disabilities
  • CS/CS/SB 156 – The Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program
  • CS/SB 344 – Courts
  • CS/SB 434 – Designation of School Grades
  • CS/CS/CS/SB 662 – Education and the Military
  • CS/SB 1466 – Government Accountability
  • CS/SB 1742 – Home Medical Equipment Providers

SB 1084 would criminalize fraudulent emotional support animal requests which could be a game changer in terms of reducing the monetary stress and labor strain on communities who are forced to evaluate countless fraudulent requests each year. We are hopeful that the Governor will sign this bill into law but it always helps to have his office hear from a large number of citizens who want to see this happen. You can contact the Governor’s Office at (850) 717-9337 or via email at GovernorRon.Desantis@eog.myflorida.com.

Now that bills are heading to the Governor, you will be receiving CALL alerts as the bills that impact our CALL communities are received and acted upon by the Governor. And, we will be sending out our annual Legislative Guidebook in the near future.

Wishing you continued health and safety.

Donna DiMaggio Berger

Donna DiMaggio Berger

Contact: dberger@beckerlawyers.com

Donna DiMaggio Berger is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), a prestigious national organization that acknowledges community association attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution or practice of community association law and who have committed themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of community association law. Ms. Berger is also one of only 129 attorneys statewide who is a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law.