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Norman McCullough
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The State of Florida has proposed a condo bill that imposes CRIMINAL PENALTIES on condo crimes. The proposed Florida bill No. HB 1237 includes provisions to increase transparency, avoid board fraud and conflicting activities by condo lawyers. The Bill would also protect their citizens from being victimized by the Home Owner Association they live in and pay dues to.

In my opinion EVERY State (Especially Nevada) needs to enact the equivalent of Florida bill HB 1237 that protects condo owners from board fraud and from being victimized by an out of control Board of Directors.

For the first time this condo bill proposes CRIMINAL PENALTIES on condo crimes. But, it also includes provisions to increase transparency, avoid board fraud and conflicting activities by condo lawyers.

HB 1237 is fast moving through the Florida legislature. It passed the Judiciary Committee yesterday: YEAS 17 NAYS 0! It is expected to be adopted soon.

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Brief bill history of Florida Bill No. HB 1237.

el Nuevo Herald and Univisión 23 published the series “Condo Nightmare,” an investigation that revealed cases of electoral fraud, forgery, conflicts of interest, alleged misappropriation of funds and fraudulent bids in several South Florida condominiums. See Miami-Herald 2/16/2017 report “State fails to protect condo owners from board fraud, grand jury finds”.

http://www.miamiherald.com/…/miami-da…/article131156184.html

A Miami-Dade County Grand Jury issued its Final Report – Addressing Condo Owners’ Pleas for Help: Recommendations for Legislative Help- on February 6, 2017, nearly a year after the “Condo Nightmare” report was filed.

 

You can Read HB 1237 full text here:

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/01237

You can Download the Grand Jury Report here: http://www.miamisao.com/…/20…/02/Grand-Jury-Report-Final.pdf

You can Read more here:
“Criminal penalties in proposed condo law spur controversy in Tallahassee”.

http://www.miamiherald.com/…/miami-da…/article145337484.html