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
Last week a bipartisan transportation funding bill was introduced. “New Transportation Infrastructure Funding” HB-1242 is sponsored by Senate President Kevin Grantham and House Speaker Crisanta Duran, Senate Transportation Committee Chair Randy Baumgardner and House Transportation Chair Diane Mitsch Bush. The bill would refer a ballot measure to the November election to ask voters to: 1)… Continue reading Colorado: Bi-Partisan Transportation Funding Proposal
At an event last week sponsored by Fix Colorado Roads (NCLA’s transportation advocacy effort) and the Colorado Business Roundtable, CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt pushed for more state money for transportation saying, “You might be a Republican, you might be a Democrat, you might be an independent, but I think we can all agree that… Continue reading Colorado: Leadership Working Towards Transportation Agreement
NCLA and its business allies have succeeded in making transportation a top priority for the 2017 session, but that doesn’t mean the legislative leadership agrees on how to fund it. Democrats, led by Speaker Crisanta Duran like the idea of a new State sales tax. Republicans, led by Senate President Kevin Grantham insist any funding… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Hot Topic at Capitol
Per the Denver Business Journal House Speaker Crisanta Duran would support legislation requiring more homeowners to approve a construction defects lawsuit and providing more information to those condominium owners about the effect of legal actions. It's the Speaker’s first indication that she is willing to go beyond SB-45 (see above) to do something to jump-start… Continue reading Colorado: Legislative Leaders Setting Stage for Compromise?
The 2017 legislation session opened on January 11 and it could be the most productive session in years – if both sides of the aisle can agree on how to solve the state’s most vexing issues – transportation funding and construction defects, to name a few. The new Speaker of the House, Crisanta Duran, and… Continue reading Colorado: Political Leaders Lay Out Issues for Legislative Session
CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) discussed key issues it will likely address in the upcoming session. First on the list was the Division of Real Estate’s sunset review. The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) will issue a report in November outlining any regulatory changes it recommends. CAR recommend changes to continuing education (45 credits over… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Policy Committee Looks Towards 2017 Session