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Government Affairs

Governor Hickenlooper Gives Thumbs Up at Bill Signing

HB-1220 – Prevent Marijuana Diversion To Illegal Market

HB-1220 – Prevent Marijuana Diversion To Illegal Market   [caption id="attachment_23885" align="alignnone" width="225"] Governor Hickenlooper describing legislation that limits marijuana diversion to the illegal market prior to bill signing.[/caption]     HB-1220 places limits on the number of marijuana plants that can be possessed or grown on a residential property to 12. Large residential marijuana grows and the manufacturing operations they often bring with them...

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Colorado regulators stress importance of fire mitigation despite favorable forecast

Colorado regulators stress importance of fire mitigation despite favorable forecast     TheDenverChannel.com Team   4:30 AM, Jun 8, 2017 DENVER -- Colorado wildland firefighters are preparing for what is forecasted to be an average or possibly even below average wildfire season.   While this summer’s wildfire forecast may be encouraging, there is still plenty of fuel in the mountains, and Colorado agencies what homeowners to understand...

Governor Hickenlooper Signs Sunset Bill 215

SB-215 – Sunset Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Subdivision Developers – Signed by Governor Hickenlooper

SB-215 – Sunset Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Subdivision Developers - Signed by Governor Hickenlooper     [caption id="attachment_23838" align="alignleft" width="300"] Governor Hickenlooper signs SB-215.[/caption] Every 10 years, the Division of Real Estate and the Real Estate Commission (Commission) are up for review at the Legislature. In 2017, CAR was actively involved from the very beginning to define the components of the legislation that will...

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Citing Housing Shortage, Builders Push for Friendlier Laws

Citing Housing Shortage, Builders Push for Friendlier Laws   The real-estate industry argues laws making it easier for homeowner associations to sue over alleged shoddy construction drive up insurance costs and builders’ expenses   Construction at the Regional Transportation District’s Westminster Station in Metro Detroit in early July 2016. While home prices have risen at a double-digit rate for three years, the head of...

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Supreme Court makes landmark ruling for condo developers

Supreme Court makes landmark ruling for condo developers Jun 5, 2017, 1:14pm MDT Updated Jun 5, 2017, 1:29pm MDT      The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of condominium developers to require disputes go to binding arbitration, essentially putting into state law a contentious provision that construction-defects reform advocates said was the key to reviving a largely defunct condo market...

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Top 5 Legislative Successes at the Capitol

Top 5 Legislative Successes at the Capitol Straight from CAR Government Affairs   1)   Construction Litigation Reform   CAR, along with the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance championed compromise legislation that is the first step in the right direction to building more attainable housing for all Coloradans while also protecting homeowners and giving them a voice in whether or not to pursue litigation.  After more than...

Governor John Hickenlooper Signs Construction Defects Reform into Law

Denver – Members of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), as part of the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance (a bipartisan statewide coalition of housing advocates, business leaders, metro area mayors and builders), stood with Gov. John Hickenlooper in the West Foyer of the Colorado Capitol on Tuesday as he signed HB 1279, the Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval bill, into...

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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...