CCFJ.NET: Florida owners enraged with last minute change to proposed law in Tallahassee
Article Courtesy of The El Nuevo Herald
By Brenda Medina
Published April 26, 2017
Florida owners enraged with last minute change to proposed law in Tallahassee
In a last-minute change to the proposed Florida condo law reforms, lawmakers leading the project eliminated criminal penalties for association managers who refuse to hand over documents to which the owners are entitled.
The move sparked the ire of some condominium owners and activists who believe that sanctioning should be the most important part of the reforms.
“We return to the same and consider it a lack of respect, after we were hopeful that we would finally have the law on our side to fight against fraud and corruption,” said Maryin Vargas, owner of a Miami apartment and leader Of the Reform Florida group. “That punishment would be the first step.”
At least in the Senate the change is not definitive, since the proposal will be discussed in a last legislative committee, that of Regulations, on Tuesday at 2 pm. The House proposal was approved with similar changes last week and will now be voted on in plenary. Read more: