Oct 3

House Bill 7119, effective July 1, 2013, adds Florida Statute Section 720.3033 requiring directors, within ninety (90) days of election or appointment to the board, to certify in writing to the secretary of the homeowners association, that he or she has read the homeowner association’s covenants, bylaws, articles of incorporation and rules and regulations and that the director will uphold such documents to the director’s best ability and that he or she will faithfully discharge his or her fiduciary responsibility to the association’s members.

In lieu of such written certification, the newly elected or appointed director may submit a certificate of having satisfactorily completed the educational curriculum administered by a Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes approved education provider within one (1)  year before or ninety (90) days after the date of election or appointment.