Rule No.: RULE TITLE
61B-23.00215: Ombudsman; Election Monitoring; Monitor's Role; Scope and Extent
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The rule amendment accomplishes the following purposes: clarifies that owners of multiple units must sign the petition for each unit; provides that the designated unit owner representative sign the petition; requires the association to provide a current list identifying the qualified voter for each condominium unit; requires the provision of a copy of the First Notice of Election; increases the petition filing time from 14 to 21 days in advance of an election; and requires associations to cooperate with the ombudsman and election monitor. The petition form is changed to correct mailing address and contact information; requires contact information for the property manager; requires petitioner to indicate whether the current list of qualified voters and First Notice of Election are attached to the petition; and deletes the option to provide a statement regarding the basis for the petition and other unnecessary information.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: This rule amendment addresses the procedures and form for requesting appointment of an election monitor.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 718.5012(10) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 718.1255, 718.5012(10), 718.5014 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
TIME AND DATE: September 17, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: The Northwood Centre, Suite 16, Conference Room, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Sharon A. Malloy, Senior Management Analyst II, at (850)488-1631. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Sharon A. Malloy, Senior Management Analyst II, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1030. The preliminary text of the proposed rule development is also available on line at http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/lsc/LSCMHRulePromulgation.html
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.