Felony Board Candidates

Florida Statute 718.112(2)(d)(2) has a provision that prevents a person from serving on the Board of their Condominium Association if they have been convicted of “any felony in this state or in a United States District or Territorial Court, or who has been convicted of any offense in another jurisdiction which would be considered a felony if committed in this state”.
A person seeking to be on the condo board or who is currently on the condo board must have their civil rights restored for at least 5 years from the date the person seeks to become elected to on the board.  Civil rights include the right to vote, the right to hold office, the right to serve on a jury, the right to bear arms, among other civil rights afforded by both the federal and state constitution.  All of a persons rights must be restored for 5 years prior to seeking election.  According to a 2010 Declaratory Statement from the DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION DIVISION OF FLORIDA CONDOMINIUMS, TIMESHARES, AND MOBILE HOMES if a persons federal rights to bear arms are not restored, even if their full Florida civil rights are restored, a person is not eligible to seek election to the Board.  
Please note that actions of the Board would not be deemed invalid if one of the members is ineligible for serving on the Board due to this felony provision.
This also applies to Florida Homeowners Associations (HOAs) through Florida Statue 720.306 (9)(b). 
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