Call Before You Dig!

08 May 2018 in
Florida has established a system to protect underground utilities from damage during construction and excavation, under the “Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act” (Chapter 556.105, Florida Statues).

Important Legal Update!

29 Mar 2018 in

You may recall that on March 20th, our firm provided an update on certain legislation that may be entered into law this session. That update can be found here. Shortly thereafter, Governor Rick Scott signed HB617 into law; it is now Chapter 2018-55, Laws of Florida. A few days later, Governor Scott also signed HB841 into law; it is now Chapter 2018-96, Laws of Florida.

Short and Sweet Legislative Session Update

20 Mar 2018 in

Of all the bills filed regarding community associations from this 2018 Florida legislative session, only two major bills had survived by the end of the session on Friday, March 9: HB 841, which is this year’s “omnibus” bill, and HB 617, which relates to MRTA (the Florida Marketable Record Title Act). As of the date of writing this blog, the bills were on the way to the Governor for signature, or potentially for veto. As such, it is important to note that as of the date of writing this blog, these bills have NOT been fully approved and are NOT yet law. Stay tuned! If the bills do become law, expect a more detailed update in the weeks and months to come.