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  • The amendment modifies the changes made to Chapter 718 relating to Condominiums as follows:

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      Regarding access to a unit, removes language requiring that one of the two people accessing the unit must be a board member;

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        Limits the waiver of certain financial reporting to two consecutive years rather than a total of two years;

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        Removes a change which would have prohibited board action on a resolution without an open meeting;

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        Changes the new provision requiring that the board must address agenda items proposed by a petition of 20 percent of the unit owners to require the petition be submitted 48 hours in advance of the meeting to enable posting of the updated agenda.

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        Reinstates the current law allowing associations to adopt reasonable rules concerning the frequency and manner of responding to unit owner inquiries but specifies that a response to two inquiries within a 30-day period rather than one inquiry is a minimum for a reasonable rule;

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        Changes the new requirement that the board respond to unit owner correspondence by the same delivery method used by the owner to the same method or more secure method.

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        Removes a requirement proposed in the bill that unless bylaws provide otherwise, parliamentary procedures must be used by the board of administration when conducting association meetings;

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        Removes a change in the bill that would have prevented associations from using both sides of the paper when printing candidate information sheets;

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        Changes the new provision requiring the board of administration to vote on items placed on the agenda by 20 percent of the unit owners’ voting interests to the placement on the agenda of items other than budget items;

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        Removes the requirement that the division develop a ballot form for the new requirement that a vote for no financial reserves or a percentage of reserves be taken at the annual meeting;

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        Removes from the bill changes that would have taken effect January 1, 2008 replacing the arbitration program for recall disputes currently operated by the division with a program operated by the Ombudsman;

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        Changes the new requirement that condominium buildings be inspected by a professional engineer or architect every 5 years for structural and electrical safety to also include a determination of the short term and long term maintenance needed and requires that long term maintenance be presented as a reserve plan containing an executive summary that must be distributed to all unit owners;

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        Removes language in the bill broadly prohibiting the adoption of rules by the board that impair certain rights guaranteed by specified provisions of the state and federal constitutions and instead specifically prohibits the association from forbidding the attachment of religious items at the door or at the entrance of a unit. However, the board may adopt reasonable size restrictions for such items.

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        Removes from the bill a change that would have limited associations to contracting only for basic cable TV service when such service is to be charged as a common expense;

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        Removes all new provisions related to the protection of unit owners from abuse defined as actions likely to deny a protection afforded under state or federal law, administrative rules, or governing documents;

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        Changes the new language requiring that a contract for construction or repair of the property in excess of 10 percent of the annual budget should have the written approval of an attorney to “should occur under the written advisement of an attorney;”

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        Removes new provisions requiring the division to mandate the participation of an association in educational training related to the particular violation and the civil penalties for failing to comply with conditions of noticing unit owners of violations or to complete training;

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        Removes a new provision requiring the allocation and transfer of one-fifth of all fees deposited into the division’s trust fund to the Ombudsman;

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        Reinstates the existing law that was deleted by the bill prohibiting an officer or employee of the Ombudsman’s office from other professional or business activities or certain political activities;

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4/10/2007

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