While the 2020 Florida Legislative session was positioned to be a very active one, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have affected the number of bills passed by the legislature. Below we have provided brief summaries of the bills passed by the Florida Legislature which impact Florida community associations. It is important to note that at this time only a couple of the adopted bills have been signed by the Governor.
SB 476: Law Enforcement Vehicles. The approved bill includes provisions which preclude a condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ associations, respectively, from prohibiting a law enforcement officer from parking his or her assigned law enforcement vehicle in certain areas. The effective date of this bill is 2/21/2020.
SB 140: Fireworks. The approved bill relates to the use of fireworks and defines the term “designated holiday”. The bill provides for an exemption for the use of fireworks solely and exclusively during a designated holiday and prohibits homeowners’ associations from promulgating certain rules or regulations restricting same. The effective date of this bill is 4/8/2020.