Bipartisan legislation to make it more difficult for homeowners associations to sue condominium developers for construction defects passed unanimously out of the Colorado House on Monday and is headed to the Senate. The bill marks a breakthrough backers hope will thaw Colorado’s frozen condo construction market and help address a housing shortage across the state.
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Officials say they’re hopeful a breakthrough compromise reached on construction defects legislation as Tuesday night turned to Wednesday will thaw Colorado’s frozen condominium market and help resolve the state’s housing crisis. Calling the agreement a “psychic win,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday at a Capitol news conference that he expects builders to respond favorably, and […]
After weeks of protracted negotiations and postponed hearings, the standoff over bipartisan construction defects legislation broke Wednesday with the announcement that an alliance of builders and business groups and a group representing the metro area’s mayors will back the bill.
Sponsors of a bipartisan bill to reform Colorado’s construction defects law tapped the brakes again Wednesday, delaying for a third time the legislation’s scheduled committee hearing in order to spend more time negotiating the fix, lawmakers said.
The state budget debates have moved off the floors of the chambers and so mostly out of the headlines. The action heads back to the committee rooms. The pace will pick up; there are four weeks till sine die closing day…
Colorado’s state budget has jumped by more than 19 percent over the last decade, measured in constant dollars, a free-market think tank says in a report delivered at the Capitol this week as lawmakers weigh next year’s budget. And nearly all of that increased spending has gone to health care,the study by the Common Sense […]
Calling bipartisan legislation aimed at tackling construction defects issues “critically important,” a spokeswoman for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Thursday said the mayor is urging negotiators to stay at the table and push through to find a solution.
Lawmakers late Tuesday pushed back a scheduled Wednesday committee hearing on a bipartisan construction defects reform bill, saying negotiations involving critical issues are still unresolved.
Assistant House Minority Leader Cole Wist, a Centennial Republican, says he’s committed to both of the bipartisan construction-defects bills before the Legislature despite concerns expressed by a coalition of business leaders, adding that his decades of experience as a high-stakes litigator lead him to believe an agreement could be at hand.
The coalition of business leaders and affordable-housing advocates that tapped the brakes this week on legislation meant to make it harder for condominium owners to sue builders over defective construction took a firmer position on Monday in opposition to another bill with bipartisan sponsorship, saying it would discourage condo construction.