2022 Legislative Session in Florida Wrap Up with Yeline Goin, Becker & Poliakoff

Take It To The Board with Donna DiMaggio Berger

Mar 30 2022 • 45 mins

Many task forces were convened in the aftermath of the Surfside tragedy, including one by the Florida Bar. All of those task forces urged the passage of new laws pertaining to reserve funding and engineering. However, the 2022 Legislative Session in Florida concluded on March 11 with none of those reforms being passed.

Host Donna DiMaggio Berger and Yeline Goin, Becker Senior Attorney and former Executive Director of the firm's Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL), walk us through a typical day in the life of a lobbyist in the Florida legislature. They discuss whether proposed requirements for funded reserves were just a legislative squabble, what the Florida Clean Indoor Acts can tell us about community association legislation, and the importance of lobbying in establishing clarity in bills.

Highlights include:

  • What are committee assignments and what do they mean for legislators personally and the bills they want to see pass?
  • How successful do you think the alternative dispute resolution process is in Florida in terms of condominium and cooperative disputes?
  • How reactive are legislators to emails and calls from constituents either in support of or opposed to a particular bill?
  • Just how large a role do lobbyists have in the legislative process?
  • Are legislators eager to sponsor community association legislation or do they need to be convinced to do so?
  • Why aren't there more stand-alone bills for important community association issues?
  • Is 60 days enough for the Florida legislature to get everything done?

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