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

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

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Transportation Bill Moves to Senate

HB-1242 “Transportation Infrastructure Funding” had its first committee hearing in the Senate’s Transportation Committee on April 11. It passed out of the committee on a 3-2 vote but that could spell trouble for the bill. While HB-1242 is co-sponsored by the Senate President, a Republican, Senators John Cooke (Greeley) and Ray Scott (Grand Junction), voted… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Bill Moves to Senate

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

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

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Bi-Partisan Transportation Funding Proposal

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

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Leadership Working Towards Transportation Agreement

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

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Transportation Hot Topic at Capitol

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

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

Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

Here’s an update on some of the positions adopted by the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) - SB-85 “Increase Documentary Fee & Fund Attainable Housing” OPPOSE. This bill would raise the doc fee for recording or filing to five dollars. The first dollar would go towards electronic filing costs under existing law and the remaining four… Continue reading Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

Uncategorized

Colorado: Political Leaders Lay Out Issues for Legislative Session

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

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Legislative Leadership Kills Transportation Bonding Bill

Although the General Assembly is not current in session, that doesn’t mean legislators are idle. Numerous interim committees have been busy preparing bills for the 2017 session. Recently, the Transportation Legislation Review Committee (TLRC), passed the Fix Colorado Roads Act, commonly referred to as TRANS II on a solid bi-partisan vote. The TRLC is a… Continue reading Colorado: Legislative Leadership Kills Transportation Bonding Bill