Colorado Association of REALTORS | Capitol Connection
1238
archive,category,category-capitol-connection,category-1238,edgt-core-1.0,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,colorado association of realators-child-ver-1.0.0,hudson-ver-1.5, vertical_menu_with_scroll,smooth_scroll,blog_installed,wpbdp-with-button-styles,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.0.3,vc_responsive

Capitol Connection

Capitol Connection Banner

Capitol Connection – March 27, 2020

Updated Public Health Order for Colorado to Include Real Estate as Critical Business Yesterday, Governor Polis and the Department of Public Health and Environment released an updated public health order in accordance with Wednesday's executive order implementing a statewide stay-at-home order, in effect from March 26 through April 11, 2020. The public health order was updated to include a number of critical...

Capitol Connection Banner

Capitol Connection – March 20, 2020

Government Affairs Update March Budget Forecast Due to the COVID-19, the Colorado General Assembly has temporarily adjourned until March 30, 2020 (HJR-1007). Colorado's Constitution requires a legislative session of 120 calendar days. The current legislative session is scheduled to adjourn no later than May 6, 2020. With the temporary adjournment until at least March 30, 2020, there is a question whether the...

Capitol Connection Banner

Capitol Connection – March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTOR® Associations In response to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and confirmed cases now appearing in Colorado, CAR is actively implementing additional health and safety measures for its officers, directors, members, and staff as we continue to monitor the situation closely. The CDC reports that most people in the United States do not have...

Capitol Connection Banner

Capitol Connection – March 6, 2020

Limiting Statewide Growth: Initiative #122 Four petition firms have registered to gather signatures to put Initiative 122 on the November ballot, according to the Secretary of State's Office. Proponents have until June 5th to gather at least 150,000 valid signatures.If you are approached and asked to sign a petition, please be aware of and fully understand what it is that...

Capitol Connection Banner

Capitol Connection – Feb. 28, 2020

LPC Positions Updated to Comply with New SOS Lobbyist Disclosure Requirements CAR's Legislative Policy Committee has recently updated their bill positions to include "Amend" as an option in lieu of "Neutral" to comply with Lobbyist Disclosure Requirements set by the Secretary of State. CAR may utilize the following positions when taking an official stance on legislation: Support: CAR is currently in...

Capitol Connection Banner

Capitol Connections – Feb. 21, 2020

HB20-1035: Programs to Develop Housing Support Services -- LPC Position: Support Rep. Singer (D-Longmont) and Sen. Fields (D-Aurora) Summary: HB-1035 expands current programs and creates two additional grant programs in the Division of Housing in the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to provide supportive housing services to individuals with behavioral health disorders who have been involved in the criminal or juvenile justice...

Capitol Connection Banner

Capitol Connection – February 14, 2020

CAR's REALTOR® Day at the Capitol and Economic Summit Focused on the State's Growing Economy and Housing Needs Thank you to all Colorado REALTORS ® who attended CAR's Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol. Over 250 Colorado REALTORS® attended the two-day event. Thursday's REALTOR® Day at the Capitol luncheon featured J.J. Ament, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development...

Capitol Connection Banner

Capitol Connection – Feb. 7, 2020

HB20-1049: Reauthorize Habitat for Humanity Tax Check-off Rep. Shannon Bird (D-Westminster), Rep. Hugh McKean (R-Loveland), Sen. Don Coram (R-Montrose), and Sen. Jeff Bridges (D-Greenwood Village) LPC Position: Support Summary: HB-1049 allows an individual taxpayer to designate a contribution amount to the Habitat for Humanity of Colorado Fund for an additional five years (income tax years 2019 through 2024). Rationale: Habitat for Humanity...

Capitol Connection Banner

Capitol Connection – January 31, 2020

SB20-094: Plug-in Electric Motor Vehicle Registration Fees Sen. Kevin Priola (R-Henderson) LPC Position: Support Summary: SB-094 authorizes the high-performance transportation enterprise (HPTE) to impose two registration fees on electric motor vehicles: (1) a surface transportation infrastructure equivalent use fee at a maximum rate of $120 in the first year with adjustments for inflation for every year following, and (2) a longevity...

Capitol Connection Banner

Capitol Connection – Jan. 21, 2020

TACKLING THE DANGERS OF WILDFIRE The Wildfire Matters Review Interim Committee convened over the summer months to discuss wildfire prevention, mitigation, and related matters to improve public safety and forest health issues. By identifying best practices to prevent the devastating impacts of wildfire and areas where the state can improve these practices, Colorado is working hard to protect lives and...