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Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Colorado Legislative Tracking Report

The first bill amending parts of the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act made it out of the legislature this week, and was forwarded to the Governor on April 13, 2015.  HB 1095  which amends CRS 38-33.3-119 by permitting communities created in the state...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Friday, April 10, 2015 | State Legislation

On April 8, 2015, HB 15-1343 was introduced into the House Business and Labor Committee as an effort to streamline the manager licensing requirements.  The bill attempts to clarify who is required to hold a manager license; exempts executive officers who...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. | Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | Colorado Community Association Law

THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL’S JOKE!!

After much waiting and anticipation, DORA has released the Community Association Manager License application!!  So for those of you who have completed all the prerequisites for the CAM License, you...

Written By William H. Short, Esq. | Thursday, March 19, 2015 | State Legislation

A Colorado Senate committee voted last late night to forward SB 15-177 to the full Senate with four approved minor amendments.

After hearing over eight hours of testimony from over forty witnesses representing both proponents and opponents of the bill, the Senate Business, Labor and Technology committee voted 6-2 to approve the bill.  SB 15-177 will now proceed to the full Senate, where...

Written By Trish K. Harris, Esq. | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

It is becoming more and more common place.  A condominium association has a few claims on its insurance policy over the years and premiums start to rise.  In order to purchase affordable casualty insurance to cover the common elements and the portions of the units the association is obligated to insure per the governing documents and/or law, the Board of Directors has to make a tough decision...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | State Legislation

Last week, HB 15-1259 was introduced to the House of Representatives and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources.  The Bill, as drafted, will protect personal rain barrel collection systems and establish the following...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Colorado Community Association Law

Prior to the most recent changes, managers would have been required to disclose “perceived” conflicts.  This is no longer the case.  However, managers should be aware that under the proposed...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Colorado Community Association Law

As a result of the hard work of many management company CEOs, the proposed...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Colorado Community Association Law

Under the proposed...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The proposed Permanent Rule D of the Community Association Manager Licensing Rules provides that if a manager wishes to have a deductible larger than the $5000 prescribed by Rule D-9(2)(e) it may do so by requesting permission from the Director of the Colorado Division of Real Estate and depositing the amount...

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