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Capitol Connection: May 8, 2015

Sine Die! Wednesday, May 6th, the final gavel came down on the first session of the 70th General Assembly.  In total, 682 bills were introduced.  CAR tracked 71 bills this year and took a position on 36 of them.  A split Legislature this year with Republicans controlling the Senate and Democrats controlling the House meant every bill sent to the Governor...

Senate Bill 284 Killed

Last night, on a procedural motion, Senate Bill 284 was killed. Therefore, the press conference scheduled for today has been CANCELLED. The bill purported to address a so-called “loophole” in the use of urban renewal and tax increment financing on agricultural land for economic development projects but it is drafted solely to insulate a small group of hoteliers from perceived competition....

Capitol Connection: May 1, 2015

CALL FOR ACTION- OPPOSE Senate Bill 284 The Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) OPPOSES SB15-284, Voter Approval TIF Payments Ag Land, by Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs), Senate Majority Leader Mark Scheffel (R-Parker), Representative Ed Vigil (D-San Luis) and Representative Paul Lundeen (R-Monument).  This legislation is designed specifically to kill the Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Conference Center. The late bill purports...

Call for Action: Don’t Kill Gaylord Rockies

Tell Our Legislators Not to Kill Gaylord Rockies The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is asking you to OPPOSE Senate Bill 284.  The late bill purports to address a so-called "loophole" in the use of urban renewal and tax increment financing on agricultural land for economic development projects but it is drafted solely to insulate a small group of hoteliers from perceived...

Capitol Connection: April 10, 2015

HB 1343 HOA Manager Licensing Reform HB15-1343, Streamline HOA Manager Licensing Requirements, by Representative Angela Williams (D-Denver) and Senator Nancy Todd (D-Aurora), was SUPPORTED today by the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC).  The primary motivation for REALTORS® desiring to amend the HOA manager licensing law is to exclude from licensure any CEOs, managing brokers or other brokerage executives that do not perform...

Capitol Connection: March 13, 2015

Tell your legislators to Support SB177! Urge your State Legislators to SUPPORT SENATE BILL 177—Fix the Defect in Colorado’s Construction Law A big hurdle to building more entry-level housing is a defect in state law that exposes homebuilders and homeowners to a high risk of expensive, time-consuming litigation. It is referred to as the construction defects law. It has created a climate...

Capitol Connection: February 20, 2015

REALTOR® Day was a success! Thank you so much to everyone who attended REALTOR® Day at the Capitol this past Tuesday.  We had over 200 attendees from across the state, and had a very successful day speaking with our legislators. We'd like to thank special guest US Senator Cory Gardner for being our speaker.   We would also like to extend...

Capitol Connection: February 6, 2014

LAST DAY for Pre-Registration Pricing! REALTOR® Day at the Capitol: Tuesday, February 17th Today is the LAST DAY to register at the $55 rate.  Tomorrow, registration costs increase to $65.  We are selling out quickly, and will most likely not have any on-site registration, so please don’t delay!  Don't miss the 2015 REALTOR® Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February...

Capitol Connection: January 16, 2015

The 70th General Assembly Kicks Off in 2015 The first gavel of the 70th General Assembly came down Wednesday, January 7th ushering in a new batch of legislative leadership, as well as a record number of new legislators – 29 – who took their initial oaths of office.  Throughout the upcoming weeks, we will be introducing you to each of the new legislators...