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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

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

The Legislative Policy Committee adopted the following positions at its March 3rd meeting. HB-1187 “Change Excess State Revenues Cap Growth Factor” Position – Support.  This bill modifies the excess state revenues cap by allowing an annual adjustment for an increase based on the average annual change of Colorado personal income over the last 5 years,… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

HB 17-1161 “TIF Tax Increment Financing Transparency” Position -Oppose. Status - died in the House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor on February 21st. This bill would have required additional reporting requirements for urban renewal authorities (URAs). CAR opposed this legislation because it would have made these types of urban renewal projects more difficult to… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: CAR Launches Call for Action

CAR and its allies want everyone to participate in the Call for Action (CFA) on SB-156 “Homeowners' Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines.” Sponsored by Sen. Owen Hill and Representatives Lori Saine and Cole Wist, this bill focuses on the need for mediation or arbitration prior to litigation for construction defects. The bill passed its… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: CAR Launches Call for Action