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Government Affairs

Capitol Connection – April 13, 2018

Senate Bill 18-015: Protecting Homeowners And Deployed Military SB18-015, sponsored by Senator Gardner (R-Colorado Springs), Senator Hill (R-Colorado Springs), Representative D. Williams (R-Colorado Springs), and Representative Liston (R-Colorado Springs), allows  a property owner to remove  an unauthorized person from a residential property within two court days  on a county court motion for temporary mandatory injunction. The rightful property owner is subject...

Capitol Connection – April 6, 2018

This week at the legislature - Colorado State Budget Over the past two weeks, legislators have been debating the "long bill," otherwise known as the budget, to fund state government operations. Colorado law requires legislators to balance their budget every year. This year, lawmakers had a $1.3 billion surplus to allocate for the general fund spending priorities and discretionary legislation from introduced...

Is Colorado in for an Active Wildfire Season?

How you can help your clients properly mitigate against wildfire. In the months of April, May, June and July, Colorado and other states in the West/Northwest could see above normal wildfire activity, according to the Wildland Fire Potential Outlook provided by the National Interagency Fire Center. The overwhelming majority of counties across the state of Colorado appear at above normal risk...

Capitol Connection – March 30, 2018

Senate Bill 18-001: Transportation Infrastructure Funding SB18-001, sponsored by Senator Baumgardner (R-Grandby), Senator Cooke (R-Greeley), and Representative Buck (R-Windsor) is the major transportation funding vehicle this legislative session. Last week a major compromise was reached that would allow for annual funding of transportation up to $250 million a year and it delays this referred measure to the 2019 ballot for Colorado...

Capitol Connection – March 23, 2018

Senate Bill 18-015: Protecting Homeowners And Deployed Military SB18-015, sponsored by Senator Gardner (R-Colorado Springs), Senator Hill (R-Colorado Springs), Representative D. Williams (R-Colorado Springs), and Representative Liston (R-Colorado Springs), allows for the removal of an unauthorized person from a residential property within 24 hours based on an affidavit from the true property owner. The rightful property owner is subject to the...

Capitol Connection – March 16, 2018

House Bill 18-1261: Colorado Arbitration Fairness Act & House Bill 18-1262: Arbitration Services Provider Transparency Act HB18-1261, sponsored by Representative Weissman (D-Aurora), establishes ethical standards for arbitrators, including that an arbitrator must perform their responsibilities without bias.  This bill also specifies that any party may challenge in court the neutrality of an arbitrator or an arbitration service provider, and it requires specific...

Capitol Connection – March 9, 2018

Senate Bill 18-109: Authorize Audio-Video Communication Notarial Acts SB18-109, sponsored by Senator Gardner (R-Colorado Springs), Representative Garnett (D-Denver), and Representative Wist (R-Centennial) allows notaries public to perform notarial acts using audio-visual communication. The process is called remote notarization and it's similar to a skype or face-time type of interaction where there is audio and video communication between the notary and the...

Capitol Connection – March 2, 2018

House Bill 18-1195: Tax Credit Contributions Organizations Affordable Housing HB18-1195, sponsored by Representative Pabon (D-Denver) and Senator Tate (R-Centennial), provides a state income tax credit for contributions to nonprofit organizations engaged in the new construction of affordable housing for homeownership of at least 120% Average Median Income. The donation by an individual or organization must be tied to an actual project...

Capitol Connection – February 23, 2018

Senate Bill 18-109: Authorize Audio-Video Communication Notarial Acts SB18-109, sponsored by Senator Gardner (R-Colorado Springs), Representative Garnett (D-Denver), and Representative Wist (R-Centennial) allows notaries public to perform notarial acts using audio-visual communication. The process is called remote notarization and it's similar to a skype or face-time type of interaction where there is audio and video communication between the notary and the...

Capitol Connection – February 16, 2018

House Bill 18-1227: Real Estate Commission Flexibility in License Period HB18-1227, sponsored by Representative Herod (D-Denver), Representative Wist (R-Centennial), and Senator Cooke (R-Greeley), is a clean-up bill to the real estate sunset from 2017.  In the sunset bill, the expiration date of real estate licenses changed from an anniversary date to a calendar renewal on December 31st of the third year...