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Articles relating to "Florida Legislature":

Groups ask judge to order conservation funding in Fla. (8/31/2015)
At issue: How the state uses billions collected by a real estate doc stamp tax. Environmental groups claim the Florida Legislature didn’t fully fund Amendment 1.

Man arrested in Manatee County Realtor attack (8/12/2015)
Manatee County deputies arrested the man who attacked a Realtor during a home showing Monday and charged him with attempted rape.

New Fla. laws go into effect July 1 (6/30/2015)
A number of real estate-related bills passed by the 2015 Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott become effective tomorrow, July 1.

New Aug. 1 disclosure rules postponed until Oct. 1 (6/18/2015)
CFPB announced the change yesterday, noting that the postponement doesn’t cancel the previously announced enforcement buffer period for “good faith” compliance.

Housing trust funds get boost in state budget (6/18/2015)
Fla. lawmakers are poised to vote on a $78.7 billion state budget tomorrow. It includes $175M for affordable housing – the highest amount in eight years.

Fla. Legislature’s budget stalemate finally ends (6/17/2015)
The House and Senate agreed on a final budget at midnight Monday. It now enters a 72-hour “cooling off period” with a final vote expected Friday.

New Fla. law protects tenants after a foreclosure (6/3/2015)
Gov. Scott signed HB 779 into law. Effective immediately, it gives tenants at least 30 days to vacate a foreclosed home. Scott also vetoed a Citizens ins. bill.

Gov. Scott signs real estate-related bills into law (5/22/2015)
Three bills highlighted in Florida Realtors end-of-session report became law yesterday after the governor signed them. They impact insurance and FREC rules.

Fla. property insurance documents enter computer age (4/7/2015)
A bill passed by the Florida Legislature – Gov. Scott has not yet signed it into law –allows property insurers to send docs via email rather than regular mail.

Fla.’s forced-sale condo rule could change (3/25/2015)
A law intended to speed repairs after a hurricane has been used to force condo owners to sell at a big loss, but the Florida Legislature might offer some relief.

Fla. Senate moves to protect affordable housing (3/19/2015)
A notable win yesterday in Florida Realtors’ efforts to protect the state’s affordable housing trust funds: A Senate committee voted to maintain full funding.

Realtors rock the capital (3/5/2015)
Nearly 1,000 Realtors wearing blue T-shirts with the Realtor logo gathered in Tallahassee’s Capitol Courtyard yesterday to rally for real estate issues.

Horrors highlight need to protect Fla. housing funds (3/3/2015)
An Orlando Sentinel editorial supports full funding for the Florida’s housing trust funds, and cites real-world examples of residents who need housing help.