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Last month we reported on a press conference presented by Governor Hickenlooper and several legislators where the Governor announced consensus had been reached on the construction defect bill, HB17-1279.  Both the House and Senate passed the bill by overwhelming margins.  The Governor is expected to sign the bill on May 23, 2017. For those involved […]

Governor Hickenlooper, state legislators and mayors had a press conference at the Capital on April 19, 2017, and announced that consensus has been achieved on a construction defect bill, this after years of bills related to construction defects were introduced and dying due to lack of consensus.  House Bill 1279 has not yet passed the […]

Colorado is the only state in the country where rain barrels are largely illegal. Last year, a bill to allow homeowners to collect two 55 gallon barrels of water for outdoor purposes passed out of the House, but was killed in the Senate based on the position that allowing residential property owners to collect two […]

House Bill 16-1201 has been introduced and would require licensed medical professionals to meet with a patient and determine the need for emotional support animals.  These licensed professionals include physicians, physician assistants, anesthesiologist assistants, nurses, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and addiction counselors.  Prior to granting permission for an emotional support […]

On February 2, 2016, H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act” passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives and was referred to the U.S. Senate by a vote of 427-0.  H.R. 3700 addresses problems with the current FHA condominium program.  The bill directs the Secretary to streamline the project certification requirements so that […]

A Senate Bill is pending, 15-091, to reduce the time allowed to pursue construction defects from 6 to 3 years.  If a claim arises in the second or third year the HOA would have just 1 year after the cause of action arises.  If passed, these time periods would be among the shortest in the […]

State Senator Ulibarri has introduced Senate Bill 2015-79 to seek to fund statewide affordable housing through a surcharge on recording fees of County Clerks and Recorders.  Community associations record notices of liens, notices of violations, amendments to declarations and more.  This bill, if passed, will have fiscal impact on associations.  The extent of which will […]

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