New Florida Condo Bill Filed by Senator Garcia Includes Criminal Penalties
Last month, the State Attorney for Miami-Dade County released a Grand Jury Report titled “Addressing Condo Owners’ Pleas for Help: Recommendations for Legislative Action”. You can read the Miami-Herald Article about the Grand Jury Report here. Today, Senator Rene Garcia filed SB 1682, Relating to Condominiums, which incorporates some of the recommendations of the Grand Jury Report. As expected, the bill includes criminal penalties for certain violations, including failing to provide access to official records and fraudulent activities related to the election of directors. In my opinion, the possibility of criminal penalties is going to have a chilling effect on the ability of associations to find candidates willing to serve on the Board. Read the article…………..
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