Legislative Miscellaneous

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Written By Ashley M. Nichols | Friday, January 9, 2015

The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, (“Act”) which was enacted in 2009, provided protections to tenants in foreclosed properties.  The Act provided that the purchaser of a foreclosed property (many times, the bank) must provide all tenants with at least 90 days notice prior to eviction.  It also provided that tenants must be permitted to stay in the residence until the end of the lease,...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Thursday, January 8, 2015

As we anticipated a bill attempting to clean up manager licensing was introduced into the House.  HB 15-1040 was introduced by Representative Dan Thurlow (R-Grand Junction) to narrow the number of individuals that are required to be licensed as community...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Wednesday, January 7, 2015

And they’re off…

Today marks the first day of the legislative session for 2015.  With the very turbulent past few years, marked by...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Lakewood City Council is set to hold public hearings on October 13 regarding a proposed city ordinance 0-2014-21 that will make it harder for community associations in Lakewood to sue for...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, May 15, 2014

In an independent national survey of community association residents conducted early this year by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of CAI, 80% of community association residents...

Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

As quick as SB 14-220 was introduced, it was declared dead almost as fast.  After passing out of the Senate Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs on a 3-2 vote, it was referred to the Judiciary Committee where, given the lack...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, May 1, 2014

In situations like this, I am reminded with the issues of instantaneous communications.  Shortly after we posted a blog indicating that the Construction Defect bill had not been introduced, it was.  Late yesterday SB 14-220 was...

Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Among political maneuvering and complaints of delay from bill sponsors, a construction defect reform bill aimed at sparking construction of condominium units and transit oriented developments has not yet been introduced.  With the legislative session officially ending on May 7, 2014, introduction and passage this year is in doubt.


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Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, April 18, 2014

Recently, Illinois became the final state to adopt conceal carry laws to authorize gun owners to obtain a permit to carry their firearm on their person.  This new legislation has again sparked the debate relating to gun control in relation to community associations and the extent to which associations may adopt rules to restrict guns within the community.


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Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, March 28, 2014

In an effort to follow up on the Legislatures’ commitment to electric vehicles, the Legislature sent SB 14-028 to the Governor for signature.  SB 14-028 is a bill that expands the eligibility of certain entities to receive grant funds...

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