State Rep. Vicki Lopez, as promised, dropped a massive bill to address condo board corruption, a measure that would create stronger criminal penalties for officials who engage in kickbacks or election fraud. It also sets a new level of transparency.
Lopez, appearing on the Anti-Social podcast, said the 117-page HB1021 – dubbed Condo 3.0 – is the next logical step in tweaking Florida laws in the wake of the collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside in June 2021. She filed it just before Christmas.
The representative of District 113, which includes Key Biscayne, fashioned the bill after conducting listening tours throughout the state. She was part of a Key Biscayne town hall on the issue in November.