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Government Affairs

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Wildfire Preparedness: National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy Discussion

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is proud to support the ongoing efforts and discussions taking place around Wildfire education, mitigation, safety and recovery for the residents throughout our state. As a part of our long-term commitment to work with local, state and federal agencies and organizations on these important issues, including our own Colorado Project Wildfire initiatives, we are proud to...

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Capitol Connection: March 15, 2019

House Bill 19-1228: Increase Tax Credit Allocation Affordable Housing   HB19-1228, sponsored by Rep. Shannon Bird (D-Westminster), Rep. Brianna Titone (D-Arvada), Sen. Jack Tate (R-Centennial) and Sen. Rachel Zenzinger (D-Aurora), increases the annual allocation of the state's Affordable Housing Tax Credit program (AHTC), administered by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), from $5 million to $10 million from 2019 through 2024....

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New Study Analyzes the Cost of SB 19-181

New Study Analyzes the Cost of SB 19-181 New bill creates immense uncertainty and authorizes state and local policy that could have dramatic impact on the energy industry   CSPR Director of Policy and Research Chris Brown: “Just like Proposition 112, this bill has the potential to significantly restrict a critical sector of our economy and eliminate up to $13.5 billion in tax...

Governor Polis signs the “Deeds to Convey Real Property” Bill – HB19-1098 – into Law

CAR is thrilled to announce that HB19-1098, Deeds to Convey Real Property, was signed by Governor Polis on March 6th. CAR Chair Justin Knoll, LPC Member and REALTOR® John Lucero, CAR CEO Tyrone Adams, CAR General Counsel Scott Petersen, and CAR's VP of Government Affairs Elizabeth Peetz joined Governor Polis for the signing of this bill. CAR worked with multiple...

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Capitol Connection: March 8, 2019

Governor Polis Signs House Bill 19-1098 into Law ### Yesterday, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the Land Title Association of Colorado (LTAC) and other industry partners celebrated a big win for the real estate industry as Governor Jared Polis signed HB19-1098 into law. HB19-1098, sponsored by two-time CAR Legislator of the Year, Rep. Matt Gray (D-Broomfield) and Sen. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs),...

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Interview on Initiative 300 with Elizabeth Peetz, VP of Government Affairs

Elizabeth Peetz shares information on Initiative 300 in a radio interview with Ross Kaminsky from 630 KHOW.   Kaminsky begins by asking Peetz what will happen if Initiative 300 passes.   "Initiative 300 would provide any and all accessible public outdoor space under the jurisdiction of the city and county of Denver, whether that's owned or leased, to be made available for people to...

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Capitol Connection: March 1, 2019

House Bill 19-1096: Colorado Right to Rest   Earlier in the week, HB19-1096, titled Colorado Right to Rest, died in the Senate Finance Committee by unanimous decision. The bill would have allowed individuals to occupy public spaces for any duration without penalty, prohibiting state and local governments from enacting or enforcing laws, ordinances, rules or regulations related to public camping. CAR's Legislative...

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NAR Plan Seeks to Protect Mortgage Market

To protect 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be given new charters that turn them into utilities with private shareholders and federal backing for catastrophic losses, NAR says. The association's proposal was introduced at a policy forum it hosted in early February. Also, using automated texts as part of your marketing could violate do-not-call laws. ### If you have...

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Capitol Connection: February 22, 2019

Next Stop, Governor's Desk: House Bill 19-1098: Deeds to Convey Real Property   CAR is thrilled to announce that HB19-1098, Deeds to Convey Real Property, is headed to the Governor's desk for his consideration. CAR worked with multiple industry stakeholders to develop and champion this legislation as a common-sense public policy solution that fixes a longstanding problem in real estate transactions. ### Under current...

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Denver Initiative 300: Impacts on the Homeless and Society by Granting Unimpeded Access to Public Space

Initiative 300 is a broad measure whereby supporters have asserted unimpeded use of public space for the purpose of erecting non-obstructive shelter, indefinitely, is a right to be extended to everybody including those experiencing homelessness. No city in the US has passed similar allowances. However, courts have ruled that cities cannot enforce certain laws that restrict access to public space...