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Governor DeSantis teases special session to address property insurance, condo safety

During a press conference in Jacksonville on Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis says in addition to this week’s redistricting special session to place an additional state congressional seat, he will be ordering lawmakers to reconvene in May in an effort to get other unresolved issues over the finish line.

One of the issues that was not fully addressed during the regular session was a new condo safety law post Surfside condo collapse.  A measure passed through the Florida Senate unanimously 38-0 but never came to a vote in the House.

Miami Rep. Daniel Perez told 850WFTL, the sticking point on the bill was mandatory reserves which would be necessary if more frequent inspections also become mandatory for every county in the state.

As the law stands, only Miami Dade and Broward counties have a mandatory 40-year inspection, which the Surfside condo was undergoing before it partially collapsed last year killing 98 people.

Governor DeSantis says any issues such as property insurance and condo safety that didn’t reach a final vote may be considered in the proposed May special session.