REALTORS® are hard at work every day protecting your interests at the State Capitol. CAR’s Political Advocacy team:
Accurate as of 9-10-20
REALTORS® are hard at work every day protecting your interests at the State Capitol. Take a detailed look at this year’s priority legislation, or visit the full legislative tracking sheet below.
To assist CAR’s legislative advocacy efforts, CAR has created a grasstops lobbyist network to establish one REALTOR® as a Key Contact for each Colorado State Legislator. Key Contacts will be activated and called upon at strategic moments to help influence state legislators on issues impacting the Colorado Association of REALTORS®.
In 2016, CAR championed legislation that creates first-time homebuyer savings accounts effective upon the start of the 2017 tax year. A First-time Homebuyer Savings Account (FHSA) allows any Coloradan to set aside up to $50,000 toward the costs of purchasing a new home. The earnings on those funds — interest and capital gains — are free from Colorado state taxes forever. FHSAs are a great way for future homeowners to start saving early for the costs of buying a home. These accounts will be simple and easy to set up.
During the Legislative Session, CAR sends out weekly updates about what is happening in the Colorado Legislature that pertains to REALTORS®.
CARPAC members are charged with managing and distributing RPAC funds for local and state candidates and issues, supporting grassroots and lobbying efforts, and educating REALTOR® members on matters of public policy. Members are appointed by the CAR President.
2020 Chair: Sunny Banka, Aurora Association of REALTORS®
FPC’s work directly with NAR’s Legislative team in Washington DC as a liaison to the Colorado Congressional Delegation. FPC’s are responsible for relaying the REALTOR® position on specific legislation and activating Calls-for-Action issued by NAR. Members are appointed by NAR.
LPC monitors all legislation considered by the Colorado General Assembly and communicates a position on initiatives deemed to have a favorable or potentially detrimental impact on the industry. LPC will also derive new legislation on behalf of REALTORS®, initiate statewide Calls-for-Action, and deliver updates to CAR members and key stakeholders. LPC members are appointed annually by the CAR President.
2020 Chair: Barbara Asbury, Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS®