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Government Affairs: Colorado Association of Realtors

May 9, 2019 Impact of the 2019 Legislative Session This year’s legislative session was challenging for real estate because landlord/tenant issues were in the bull’s eye. Democrats didn’t have the votes to get these bills through the General Assembly in the past, but this year, holding the majority in both the House of Representatives and… Continue reading Government Affairs: Colorado Association of Realtors

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Government Affairs: Colorado Association of Realtors

April 10, 2019 Legislative Update The long-awaited rent control bill was introduced on April 1. CAR moved quickly to oppose the bill using its Rapid Response Team. SB-225 “Concerning the Ability of Local Governments to Stabilize Rents on Private Residential Property” is co-sponsored by Representatives Rochelle Galindo (Greeley) and Jonathan Singer (Longmont) and Senator Mike… Continue reading Government Affairs: Colorado Association of Realtors

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Government Affairs: State

March 26, 2019 Legislative Update On March 25 CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) held its most recent meeting. Here’s an update on bills of interest and new bills on which the LPC took positions. HB-1118 “Time Period to Cure Lease Violation” CAR Position – Oppose Scheduled for Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee, April 1.… Continue reading Government Affairs: State

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Government Affairs: COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

      March 11, 2019 Legislative Update CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) held its latest meeting on March 1. HB-1212 “Recreate Homeowners' Association Community Manager Licensing” CAR Position – Neutral This is very similar to a bill introduced in 2018. It would recreate the CAM licensing program and extend it through 2024. It would create… Continue reading Government Affairs: COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

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Colorado: Governor Talks Transportation

At an event organized by the Northern Colorado Economic Alliance this week, Governor Hickenlooper said transportation and health care will be the priorities of the 2018 legislative session. He voiced frustration that no health care bills survived this year’s session and said if “we all don’t give a little” health care will suck the money… Continue reading Colorado: Governor Talks Transportation

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Colorado: SB-267 Just a Drop in the Bucket

SB-267, “Sustainability of Rural Colorado,” a legislative compromise that solved the Hospital Provider Fee’s impact on the TABOR cap, will not solve Colorado’s transportation funding crisis. Over time the bill will generate $1.8 billion for transportation but 25 percent is slated for rural roads and 10 percent is dedicated to transit, leaving about $1 billion… Continue reading Colorado: SB-267 Just a Drop in the Bucket

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Colorado: Transportation Measures Fail

Several significant transportation funding measures were introduced this session but neither bill survived. HB-1242 “New Transportation Infrastructure Funding Revenue” was a bipartisan measure sponsored by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House, but it died in a Senate committee opposed to new taxes. The bill was widely supported by a diverse coalition of… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Measures Fail

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

HB 1279 “Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval” CAR Position – Support. This bill passed the legislature and will be signed by the Governor next week, which is a major win for CAR. HB-1279 focuses informed consent and does nothing to stand in the way of individual owners who have a legitimate construction issue from… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Doc Fee Bill Introduced

After meeting with CAR lobbyists, who expressed significant concerns, sponsors introduced HB-1309 “Doc Fee to Fund Affordable Housing.” This bill would double the existing documentary fee for the recording of real estate deeds, with half of the money allocated to the county treasurer and the other half allocated to the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Doc Fee Bill Introduced

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

Senate Bill 17-215 “Sunset Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Subdivision Developers” CAR Position – Support. This bill, which continues the Division of Real Estate, the Real Estate commission and the regulation of real estate brokers until 2026. It passed second reading in the Senate on March 27. The bill directs the Real Estate Commission to… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update