Legislative Miscellaneous

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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.


According to the...

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...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Not only have condominium communities felt the heat of the FHA when it comes to leasing restrictions, but individual buyers of condominium units have also experienced their share of grief.

  For example, on July 19, 2013, FHA started requiring all borrowers to sign a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, February 8, 2013

The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) released its...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Denver HOC Condominium Team, which reviews applications for FHA approval of condominium projects is charged with determining whether condominium communities are eligible for approval of FHA backed  loans.  As a part of that review, the Team determines if the community meets the...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, April 6, 2012

The rate of complaints about HOAs have been increasing in 2012 over 2011, as reported by Aaron Acker, the HOA Information Office of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Mr. Acker was one of the speakers at panel discussion on Manager Licensing and Legislative Update held during the April 5 Spring Showcase event by...

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