2022 Legislative Session is Underway
Happy New Year!
The Florida Bar’s Condominium Law and Policy Life Safety Advisory Task Force issued a comprehensive report on October 12, 2021. It was anticipated that many of the Task Force’s recommendations would be taken up as proposed bills by Florida legislators. The Florida 2022 Legislative Session commenced on January 11 and is expected to wrap up on March 11.
These important task force recommendations are supported by CALL, as reform that improves governance and protects the wellbeing of multi-family communities is central to our mission.
Currently, twenty-one bills have been filed which will impact Florida’s 60,000+ community associations. Many of these bills incorporate some of the changes recommended by the Task Force. Throughout the 60-day Session we will be sending you links to these community association bills. You are encouraged to read the bills to better understand the potentially significant impact this year’s legislation may have on your association’s operations. As always, after the Session ends, we will confirm which of the proposed bills became new laws, and we will provide our community association clients with a comprehensive Legislative Guidebook. In addition, given the anticipated changes to reserve funding, engineering and reserve studies, we will be holding classes, webinars and workshops to help our clients comply with these new requirements.
Additionally, please click here to read our Primer on Special Assessments.
For those of you who prefer to watch a webinar, please click here for a recent Becker webinar on special assessments.
Many communities will be undertaking repair and renovation projects in 2022 and special assessments may be necessary. If your board is considering passing a special assessment, it is important that you consult with your Becker attorney.
We look forward to serving your community in 2022.