By Jan Bergemann

Published January 10, 2020


State Representative John Cortes, in his last year as a state representative, filed three HOA bills ( HB 137, HB 233 and HB 235 ) – none of them makes any sense. Giving these bills any committee hearings would just be a waste of time. The provisions in these bills are so ridiculous that they could be used for Saturday Night Live, but not for a serious legislative session.


Representative Cortes has shown in his 6 years as state representative that he has absolutely no clue what he is doing. Now he wants to be elected as the Clerk of Court in Osceola County. His bills are nothing more than a campaign gimmick to impress the Osceola County voters, who he obviously hopes will not understand what kind of nonsense his bill would create.


It is just a shame that we elect such incompetent people to represent our interest.


But if you are interested in reading the summary analysis of the few bills filed that make sense, please go to:




Starting next week we will see where these bills are going. To the Governor’s desk or to the trashcan?

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Jan Bergemann Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues for his own purposes. End of retirement!


CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in Tallahassee - finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.


The organization has two websites to inform interested Florida homeowners and condo owners:

News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.

Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.

We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all service providers surely have a different interest! We are trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking in Florida !

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