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

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 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: Legislative Update

HB-1279 “Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval” CAR Position – Support. The Legislative Policy Committee changed its position to support after significant amendments were made to the bill. This bi-partisan bill requires all homeowners and the developer to be notified that a construction defects lawsuit is being considered. In addition, it requires that a majority… 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

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Road Tax Outperforming Expectations

Staff calculated the.65 percent Keep Greeley Moving tax passed by the voters in 2015 would generate $9.4 million in 2016. This, combined with $2.6 million from Food Tax revenue provide roughly $12 million annually for street projects. In fact, Greeley’s economy outperformed expectations, thus the 2016 revenue will be higher than $9.4 million when the… Continue reading Greeley: Road Tax Outperforming Expectations

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Public School Funding in Colorado

  Unfortunately, like most key issues, K-12 funding has become partisan. Often it comes down to a debate centered on whether more funding creates better schools. I want to avoid that particular topic here. It is clear from the November ballot that our school districts believe they need more money to provide a quality education.… Continue reading Public School Funding in Colorado

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: Voters Will Consider De-Brucing (Again)

TABOR (the Taxpayer Bill of Rights), is complicated – very complicated – and the resulting challenges are endless. Fort Collins voters gave the City the authority to “de-Bruce,” or keep additional revenues, in 1997. In 2010 voters approved a .85 percent sales and use tax called Keeping Fort Collins Great (KFCG) in 2010. The tax… Continue reading Fort Collins: Voters Will Consider De-Brucing (Again)

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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®

Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

The Homeownership Opportunity Alliance (HOA) of which CAR is a member, has not introduced its package of bills yet. Unfortunately, there are a few minor issues still being negotiated but the hope is to get the bill package introduced before the legislative session ends next week. The Legislative Police Committee voted to support conceptually one… Continue reading Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

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Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

HB-1420 “Colorado Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability” and HB-1421 “Allocate Additional FY 2016-17 General Fund Revenues” LPC Position – Support. 1420 would change the hospital provider fee (HPF) to an enterprise fund, removing it from the TABOR cap. 1421 would allocate the resulting additional revenue to transportation, K-12 education, and higher education. CAR had previously supported… Continue reading Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update