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The “Estoppel Fee Bill” Was Stopped (Updated)

24 Apr The “Estoppel Fee Bill” Was Stopped (Updated)

HB 611 and SB 736 – the “Estoppel Fee Bill” passed the Senate and continues to threaten Florida neighborhoods.   These bills are misunderstood as regulating a profit center for community management companies.  The consequence of these bills is a significant financial burden on the nearly 9,000,000 homeowners and residents living in Florida’s neighborhoods.  Please call and email Speaker of the House Steve Crisafulli and ask him not to hear HB 611 and SB 736 – it is bad legislation for Florida’s neighborhoods.  Representative Crisafulli (850) 717-5051 or steve.crisafulli@myfloridahouse.gov

UPDATE on April 29, 2015:

In a historic event, the Florida House of Representatives ended its annual session on Tuesday, April 28, three days ahead of schedule. According to the Tampa Bay Times, this marks the first time in Florida’s modern history that one chamber shut down on a different day than the other in regular session.

HB 611/SB 736 were left on second reading and failed upon adjournment. The consequence of these bills would have been a significant financial burden on the nearly 9,000,000 homeowners and residents living in Florida’s communities.This is a victory for CAI’s Florida Legislative Alliance and all those that participated in the calls to action. Over 2,000 emails were sent from advocates to the Florida House and House Speaker Crisafulli, and that was just those sent using our call to action system! There is no doubt that our voices were heard and contributed to this defeat.

Sincerely, CAI Florida Legislative Alliance

 

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