State Legislation

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Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

HB 15-1343 the Manager Cleanup and Streamline Bill passed out of the Legislature late yesterday and is on its way to becoming law.  It is expected that Governor Hickenlooper will sign the bill which garnered support from all quarters.


Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Even though the State legislature seemed to end the debate, at least for this year, by postponing indefinitely any further debate on SB 15-177, the issues are far from settled.

During the committee hearings on the bill, it was suggested that if the...

Written By William H. Short, Esq. | Thursday, April 30, 2015

On April 27th, a House Committee of the Colorado General Assembly voted against a motion to send SB 15-177 to the entire House of Representatives for further consideration. The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted 6 to 5 along party...

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

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 William H. Short, Esq. | Thursday, March 19, 2015

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 David A. Firmin, Esq. | Thursday, March 12, 2015

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 Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

As manager licensing and the manager license exam become more and more real to the industry, many are still struggling with understanding the licensing requirements and rules.  But on March 9, 2015, the Director of DORA has finally adopted the official Manager Rules.  The final Manager Rules will become...

Written By William H. Short, Esq. | Friday, March 6, 2015

Equal. Protection. Read again: Equal. Protection.  Those are important words in America.  Those two words succinctly state the core purposes of a democratic government.  Each citizen should stand on an equal footing with all other citizens.  The basic function of government is to ensure equality under the law. Government must protect a citizen’s rights in the legal system, and must not...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Today, DORA held a hearing on the proposed permanent rules for manager licensing. Testimony was given by over a dozen individuals. We should receive final rules within the next week. As always, we will keep you informed when they are released.

During the hearing it was announced that the annual license fee for individual managers will be $205 and $175 for management companies.

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Thursday, February 19, 2015

On February 17, 2015, the Lone Tree City Council passed by a unanimous vote, an ordinance aimed at encouraging construction of condominium housing within the city limits.  The ordinance essentially strips the ability of any association to seek redress from a building for...