County Legislative Delegation Meetings

County Legislative Delegations are nonpartisan groups of members of the Florida Senate and House of Representatives who represent each of Florida's 67 counties in Tallahassee.

The delegation is responsible for holding annual meetings in each county; developing the county's legislative program which includes all local bills, community appropriation requests and county and municipal legislative priorities; and serving as a liaison between the Florida Legislature and local governments and community organizations.


It is important that as many of you who support our bills, go to the meetings of the Legislative Delegation Meetings of each county and as your local legislators for help. No lengthy speeches need, just ask for the help of your local legislators to pass the consumer-friendly HOA REFORM BILL -- Part II.

 

You may distribute the Bill Summary: http://www.hoareformbill.net/ 

  

Here are some ideas that will help you saying the right things to your local legislators.

   

Stick to your emotional talking points. You must ask the legislators for help and make them feel that they can really help. Make sure they know you are open for suggestions. At a delegation meeting, all you're doing is piquing their interest so you can remind them at a later date that you had brought the issue to their attention at the delegation meeting.

    
Use talking points, such as:

1. Florida's economy hinges on a healthy real estate market. Many new retirees, snowbirds and investors are needed to create a healthy real estate market.
2. The nightmare of living in an HOA is hurting our state's image of retirees moving to Florida to live a hassle free life style.

3. Reforms should create more consumer protection, making Florida again attractive for potential buyers of homes and condos.
4. It is not fair that condo owners can call an 800 number and get their complaint handled, while people living in an HOA must hire a lawyer and go to court for even the simplest of complaints.

 

Even if you miss the deadline to be added to the agenda as speaker, you can still go to the meeting and speak. You can sign up directly at the meeting. Normally the legislators are very accommodating and even make "last calls" -- asking if there is still anybody in the audience who wishes to speak.

   

Here are the scheduled Legislative Delegation meetings:

Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation

DATE

LOCATION TIME

Tuesday, 

January 21, 2014

Florida International University

Modesto Maidique Campus, Management and Advanced Research Center (MARC Building)

11200 SW 8th St., 2nd Floor Pavilion, Miami, FL. 33199

10:00 AM 

If you would like to present before the Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation, please select your subject matter meeting (January 21st) fill out the information, and submit your request via EMAIL to aad@miamidade.gov before the respective deadline.

For details and form please click on this link!


Pasco County Legislative Delegation

DATE LOCATION TIME

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 

Charles S. Rushe Middle School

18654 Mentmore Blvd.

Land O' Lakes, FL. 34638

1:00 PM 

For more information, please email harrison.patty@flsenate.gov or call 352-540-6074 by Monday, September 23. You may also complete a Speakerís Form on the day of the meeting.


Duval County Legislative Delegation

DATE LOCATION TIME

Thursday, 

January 23, 2014

Jacksonville Council Chambers, City Hall, First Floor

117 W. Duval Street , Jacksonville

1:00 - 5:00 PM 

Anyone wishing to speak regarding one of the local bills must complete the speaker request form.


Pinellas County Legislative Delegation

DATE LOCATION TIME

Monday,

January 27, 2014

 

Gus A. Stavros Institute

Achieva Conference Room

12100 Starkey Road

Largo , FL 33773

9:00 AM - 12 NOON

Any individual or group wishing to make a presentation to the Delegation must complete a request form and provide it to the office of the Representative Larry Ahern, Delegation Chair, seven (7) calendar days prior to the Delegation Meeting. The form is available on the Delegationís website at:

www.pinellascounty.org/delegation


Okaloosa County Legislative Delegation

DATE LOCATION TIME

Thursday,

January 30,2014

Niceville City Hall

208 N. Partin Drive

Niceville, FL

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Orange County Legislative Delegation

DATE LOCATION TIME

Thursday,

January 30, 2014

Orange County Administration Center Commission Chambers
201 South Rosalind Avenue
Orlando , FL 32801

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Persons wishing to address the delegation (limit of 3 minutes) or present local legislation must reserve a place on the agenda by contacting Emmanuel Tormes in the legislative delegation office and submitting the appearance record form via email to LD@ocfl.net or fax to 407-836-7360.

The deadline for agenda reservations is Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

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