After a rather unconventional session in 2021, lawmakers returned to what felt like some sense of normal in Florida’s capitol city this year. Thankfully, FHBA was able to welcome members back to Tallahassee in January, with more than 125 us “taking to the hill” during our 2022 Spring Legislative Conference.
FHBA championed many priorities this session as outlined in the following report. Chief among these, FHBA urged lawmakers to address private provider inspections of sewage tanks, school concurrency, tortoise relocation, construction defects, and standards for building and fire safety code timing.
Although construction defects, code timing and contraction/de-annexation will require continued work in future sessions, the FHBA advocacy team celebrated many victories. Our advocacy team also successfully defended the industry by defeating harmful legislation concerning heat illness and injury prevention plans, HOAs, and a prohibition against condominium reserve waivers for developers.