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Construction Litigation Reform

Sine Die!   Wednesday, May 10th, the final gavel came down on the first session of the 71st General Assembly.  By many accounts 2017 was an incredibly intense, active and even sometimes challenging session. In total, 793 bills were introduced.  CAR tracked 87 bills this year and the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) took a position on 44 of them.   Here were the top...

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HB 1279 Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval Headed to the Governor’s Desk

HB 1279 Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval Headed to the Governor’s Desk   After more than four years of negotiations on construction litigation reform, HB-1279 sponsored by Representatives Garnett (D-Denver), and Saine (R-Firestone) and Senators Tate (R-Centennial) and Guzman (D-Denver), has passed through both the House and Senate unanimously and is now on its way to the Governor. We expect the Governor...

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HB 1279 Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval

HB 1279 Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval   HB-1279.  This bill, sponsored by Representatives Garnett (D-Denver), and Saine (R-Firestone) and Senators Tate (R-Centennial) and Guzman (D-Denver), passed the House unanimously on Monday April 24th and will now be heard Monday, May 1st in the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee.   Nothing in HB 1279 stands in the way of individual owners who...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...