By Jan Bergemann

Published January 26, 2024


Our lengthy PROPOSAL to allow owners of property in mandatory HOAs to install fixed generators and fuel tanks was shortened when our proposal ended up in Representative Tyler Sirios’ (R-Brevard) bill HB 293 -- Hurricane Protections for Homeowners' Associations.


The bill just added exterior fixed generators and fuel tanks to the list of items considered “HURICANE PROTECTION”.


If the bill gets enacted (Effective date 7/1/2024), it reads as follows:

FS 720.3035(6)(c) For purposes of this subsection, the term "hurricane protection" includes, but is not limited to, metal roofs, permanent fixed storm shutters, roll-down track storm shutters, impact-resistant windows and doors, polycarbonate panels, reinforced garage doors, erosion controls, exterior fixed generators, fuel storage tanks, and other hurricane protection products used to preserve and protect the structures or improvements on a parcel governed by the association.


The bill passed already two committees (Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee and Civil Justice Subcommittee) and has only one more stop at the Commerce Committee before getting to the vote of the full House.


It looks like we are getting what we have been asking for.

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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:

Educational Website:

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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