(1) There is created the Community Association Living Study Council. The council shall consist of seven appointed members. Two members shall be appointed by the President of the Senate, two members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and three members shall be appointed by the Governor. One member that is appointed by the Governor may represent timeshare condominiums. The council shall be created as of October 1 every 5 years, commencing October 1, 2008, and shall exist for a 6-month term. The director of the division shall appoint an ex officio nonvoting member. The Legislature intends that the persons appointed represent a cross-section of persons interested in community association issues. The council shall be located within the division for administrative purposes. Members of the council shall serve without compensation but are entitled to receive per diem and travel expenses pursuant to s. 112.061 while on official business. (2) The functions of the council shall be to:
(a) Receive, from the public, input regarding issues of concern with respect to community association living, including living in condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations. The council shall make recommendations for changes in the law related to community association living. The issues that the council shall consider include, but are not limited to, the rights and responsibilities of the unit owners in relation to the rights and responsibilities of the association.
(b) Review, evaluate, and advise the division concerning revisions and adoption of rules affecting condominiums and cooperatives.
(c) Recommend improvements, if needed, in the education programs offered by the division.
(d) Review, evaluate, and advise the Legislature concerning revisions and improvements to the laws relating to condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations.
(3) The council may elect a chair and vice chair and such other officers as it may deem advisable. The council shall meet at the call of its chair, at the request of a majority of its membership, at the request of the division, or at such times as it may prescribe. A majority of the members of the council shall constitute a quorum. Council action may be taken by vote of a majority of the voting members who are present at a meeting where there is a quorum.