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.