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Legislation and Political Action

Protecting your interests at the State Capitol

If real estate is your profession, politics is your business

REALTORS® are hard at work every day protecting your interests at the State Capitol. CAR’s Political Advocacy team:

  • Works at the local, state and federal levels to protect your business, the industry, and homeowner’s rights.
  • Actively monitors legislation affecting the real estate industry and promotes or opposes relevant initiatives.
  • Focuses on protecting homeownership, private property rights, and holding our policymakers accountable.

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As of 9-10-21

2021 Priority Legislation

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.

2021 Legislative Review2021 Legislative Policy StatementsCAR Bill Sheet (Login Required)

Key Contacts Program

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®.

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First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account

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.

Learn More About FSHAs

Capitol Connection & News

During the Legislative Session, CAR sends out weekly updates about what is happening in the Colorado Legislature that pertains to REALTORS®.

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Political News

CAR Political Action Committee

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.

 

2021 Chair: Randy Reynolds / Vice-Chair: Will Flowers

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Federal Political Coordinators (FPC)

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.

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Legislative Policy Committee (LPC)

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.

 

2021 Chair: Jon Roberts / Vice-Chair: Janet Marlow

Learn More About the Bills – Check out Capitol Connection