Here is a summary of the provisions contained in the bill.

A bill to be entitled

An act relating to homeowners’ associations; amending s. 720.303, F.S.; requiring the community association manager or management firm, or the association itself, to provide a specified initial report to the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes in the Department of Business and Professional Regulation by a specified date and to provide the report annually thereafter; requiring the department to establish and implement a registration system through an Internet website which meets specified reporting requirements; revising the date by which the department is required to prepare an initial report and to present it to the Governor and the Legislature; extending the expiration date of a provision; amending s. 720.307, F.S.; revising the events in which members other than the developer become entitled to elect at least a majority of the members of the board of directors of the homeowners’ association; amending s. 720.311, F.S.; providing that election disputes and recall disputes are eligible for presuit mediation; authorizing the department to arbitrate certain disputes related to homeowners’ associations; authorizing a mediator or arbitrator to conduct mediation or arbitration if he or she has been  certified as a county court civil mediator or arbitrator, pursuant to the requirements of the Florida Supreme Court; creating s. 720.317, F.S.; requiring the department to provide training and educational programs for homeowners’ association members, directors, and officers; providing that the training may, at the department’s discretion, include certain methods; authorizing the department to review and approve training and educational programs for members, directors, and officers; requiring the department to maintain a current list of approved programs and providers and to make the list available to homeowners’ associations in a reasonable and cost-effective manner; requiring homeowners’ associations to pay a specified fee per lot each year to cover the cost of the training and educational programs; creating s. 720.318, F.S.; authorizing the department to enforce and ensure compliance with the provisions of this chapter and rules relating to specified topics; providing that the department has jurisdiction to investigate complaints relating to homeowners’ associations; amending s. 720.401, F.S.; requiring a seller of a parcel for which membership in a homeowners’ association is a condition of ownership to provide a prospective buyer with specified association documents; requiring a seller to provide a prospective buyer with such documents within a specified timeframe; authorizing a prospective buyer to terminate their contract for purchase within a specified timeframe; providing an effective date.

This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.

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