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

Legislative Update

The 2015 legislative session has officially ended. The Democrats held the majority in the House and the Republics controlled the Senate so neither party was able to get everything it wanted. Two key bills supported by CAR -- home inspector licensing (SB-140) and construction defects (SB-177) – did not survive the legislative process but will… Continue reading Legislative Update

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

Legislative Update

HB 1260 “Wildfire Tax Credit” CAR Position: Support This bill was amended because of its fiscal note. Instead, the amended version would give property owners double deductions for wildfire mitigation efforts. HB 1348 “Urban Redevelopment Fairness Act” CAR Position: Oppose This bill is cosponsored by many Northern Colorado legislators and seems likely to pass. The… Continue reading Legislative Update

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

Legislative Update

SB 15-135 “Public Bodies and Urban Renewal” CAR Position: Neutral This bill would give counties a "seat at the table" on urban renewal authority (URA) issues - a consistent request of counties for many years - by allowing them the option of appointing a member of a municipal urban renewal authority board. There would be… Continue reading Legislative Update

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

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