Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Transportation Bills Doomed by Partisanship

After weeks of negotiations with legislative leaders, the transportation bonding bill advocated by the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA) was introduced in the last weeks of the session. SB-210 would ask Colorado voters to allow the State to incur debt for a list of highway projects across the State by issuing $3.5 million worth of… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Bills Doomed by Partisanship

Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®

Legislature Fails to Address Transportation Funding

SB-272 TRANS II, was introduced late in the session by Rep. Brian DelGrosso (Loveland). The bill was the result of lobbying from the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance and would have extended gas tax bonding – with no new taxes – to finance a specific list of projects, including North I-25. The bill passed the Senate… Continue reading Legislature Fails to Address Transportation Funding

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Boulder

Boulder: Legislators Don’t Support Construction Defects Bill

A delegation of BARA and LAR members had the opportunity to observe and participate in lobbying for SB-177 (HOA construction defects) on April 2 at the legislature. The group met with Senators Rollie Heath (Boulder), Matt Jones (Lafayette) and Representative Jonathan Singer (Longmont). Senator Rollie Heath, a retired attorney who had worked for the Johns… Continue reading Boulder: Legislators Don’t Support Construction Defects Bill

Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®

Legislative Update

Senate Bill-177 “Construction Defects” CAR Position: Support. The bill was introduced on Feb. 10 and was finally heard in committee on March 18 where it passed on a 6-2 vote. It is now scheduled for 2nd hearing in the Senate on March 31. The coalition is still negotiating with Speaker Dickie Lee Hullinghorst in the… Continue reading Legislative Update

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Boulder

Boulder: Espinoza Announces for Legislature

Angelique Espinoza, Public Affairs Director for the Boulder Chamber and a former Boulder City Council member, announced Thursday that she will seek election to the Colorado House of Representatives. If elected in November 2016, Espinoza, a Democrat, would represent House District 10, the seat which is currently held by term-limited Dickie Lee Hullinghorst. HD 10… Continue reading Boulder: Espinoza Announces for Legislature

Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®

CAR: Legislative Update

Senate Bill-177 “Construction Defects” CAR Position: Support. CAR staff had hoped to see the bill move forward by now. Although it was introduced on Feb. 10 it hasn’t been scheduled for its first hearing on the Senate side because the Speaker of the House, Dickie Lee Hullinghorst opposes it. http://www.denverpost.com/Opinion Negotiations continue but there’s no… Continue reading CAR: Legislative Update

Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®

Legislative Update

CAR has launched a Call to Action on Senate Bill 177 “HOA Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines" aka construction defects. This is the same bill CAR supported last year and the LPC voted to support this year’s bill with little discussion. SB-177 was introduced on Feb. 10th and assigned to the Business, Labor and Technology… Continue reading Legislative Update

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Urban Renewal Bill Will Return

The 2015 Legislative session opened on January 7 but some of the issues will seem familiar. Colorado Counties Inc., which lobbies on behalf of Colorado's 64 counties, is once again working to drum up legislator support to revise tax-increment funding statutes. Last year Rep Brian DelGrosso carried the bill, which passed but was vetoed by… Continue reading Urban Renewal Bill Will Return