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Government Affairs

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Senate Concurrent Resolution 17-002: Real Estate Transfer Tax For Affordable Housing   SCR 17-002, sponsored by Senator Kefalas (D-Ft. Collins), was introduced on April 12 is scheduled to be heard on April 27th in the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee. The LPC today voted to oppose this concurrent senate resolution. SCR 02 deletes the prohibition in TABOR on new or...

This week at the legislature …

This week at the legislature …   House legislators had their opportunity to debate the “long bill”, otherwise known as the budget, to fund the operations of state government after the Senate debated the budget last week. Colorado requires state lawmakers to balance their budget and given the fiscal outlook this year it required the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) to make some...

This week at the legislature …

This week at the legislature …   Legislators are considering the “long bill”, otherwise known as the budget, to fund the operations of state government. Colorado requires state lawmakers to balance their budget and given the fiscal outlook this year it required the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) to make some tough choices to close a nearly $700 million dollar shortfall.   After a...

Senate Bill 17-215: Sunset Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Subdivision Developers

Senate Bill 17-215: Sunset Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Subdivision Developers   SB17-215, sponsored by Senator Kevin Priola (R-Henderson) and Representative Matt Gray (D-Westminister) was passed unanimously out of the Senate, Business, Labor and Technology Committee on Wednesday with bi-partisan support, and CAR expects that it will have an easy path through the Senate. This bill continues the division of real estate,...

Senate Bill 17-156: Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines

Senate Bill 17-156: Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines   This week the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance initiated SB17-156, Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines sponsored by Senator Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs) and Representative Cole Wist (R-Centennial), and Representative Lori Saine (R-Firestone) was assigned by the Speaker of the House to the House State, Veteran’s and Military Affairs Committee after passing out of the...

Capitol Connection – March 10, 2017

Senate Bill 17-156: Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timeline. This week the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance initiated SB17-156, Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines sponsored by Senator Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs) and Representative Cole Wist (R-Centennial), and Representative Lori Saine (R-Firestone) received bipartisan approval as it passed the Senate.  The bill will next go to the House for their consideration.   Thank you to all...

Capitol Connection

Senate Bill 17-156: Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines   This week the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance initiated SB17-156, Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines sponsored by Senator Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs) and Representative Cole Wist (R-Centennial), and Representative Lori Saine (R-Firestone) passed out of the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee on Monday, February 27th. The bill will next go...

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Don’t miss out on the CALL FOR ACTION: Construction Litigation Reform   Ask your state senator to support SB 156, which fixes problems in current state law that have essentially brought the construction of new owner-occupied, multi-family housing such as condos to a halt. SB 156 would fix problems in the current law by providing a common sense and balanced solution that protects...

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CALL FOR ACTION: Construction Litigation Reform

CALL FOR ACTION: Construction Litigation Reform       Click here to take action.     Ask your state senator to support SB 156, which fixes problems in current state law that have essentially brought the construction of new owner-occupied, multi-family housing such as condos to a halt. SB 156  would fix problems in the current law by providing a common sense and balanced solution that protects...

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House Bill 17-1159: Remedies For Forcible Entry And Detainer   CAR initiated HB 17-1159, Remedies For Forcible Entry And Detainer, sponsored by Senator John Cooke (R-Greeley) and Representative Jon Becker (R- Fort Morgan) was introduced last week and today the LPC took an official support position. This bill proposes real solutions to reduce the problem of squatters unlawfully possessing property. It will...