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

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 | Legislative Miscellaneous

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 Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

At the CAI Spring Showcase yesterday, Derek Daly, a former Formula One driver, spoke about how business continues to move faster and faster every year. 200 mph doesn't even qualify you for the Indy 500 any longer.  Going fast...

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

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.

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | National Legislation

With all the crazy weather, storms, and flooding around the Country, it’s no wonder homeowners have become a little nervous about flood damage and being able to obtain flood insurance.  However, President Obama has recently signed into law the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HR 3370) to address this...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, April 4, 2014 | Colorado Community Association Law

I took the opportunity to attend the regularly scheduled HOA Information Resource Officers education session on Wednesday. I was impressed with the amount of information being distributed by the HOA Office. The HOA Office provides a vast amount of information through their web site, as well as through the educational offerings.

This week’s educational session...

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

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 David A. Firmin | Monday, March 24, 2014 | State Legislation

At the beginning of the legislative session, it was widely rumored that the session would be relatively calm for HOA related bills.  This has, at least to date, remained true with only five related bills being introduced.

Out of the five, four of the bills have already come to a resolution.  The breakdown is as follows:

HB 14-1254:  The HOA Disclosure...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Just when you were getting used to your iPhones, it is time to get ready for the next wave.  Smart phones may soon be replaced with smart glasses.  Google Glass allows the user to view images called up in the glass through voice activation or by touching the rims of the glasses.

  The product has already hit the market with thousands of “explorers.”  Google Glass like most...