Groups on both sides of the legislative battle over construction defects litigation expressed optimism this weekend that bipartisan legislation introduced late Friday could be a step toward resolving a problem that has frustrated lawmakers for years.
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Senate President Kevin Grantham tossed some cold water this weekend on the bipartisan backslapping that greeted the introduction of a new bill aimed at resolving longstanding tensions over construction defects litigation policy and spurring moribund condominium construction across the state. “Don’t call it a compromise,” the Cañon City Republican told The Colorado Statesman on Saturday. […]
A bipartisan group of legislators introduced a compromise bill late Friday aimed at encouraging developers to build condominium projects while preserving the right of homeowners to have their day in court.
State Rep. Cole Wist has got construction defects on the mind, understandably so. At midnight on Thursday, after a long day at the Legislature, including sitting on an hours-long committee hearing that concluded with lengthy and emotional testimony on the “Ralph Carr” bill meant to head off Trump-era encroachments on states rights and civil rights, […]
Supporters of a Republican-sponsored bill to require condominium owners and builders to submit claims alleging construction problems to arbitration howled with outrage Wednesday after Democratic House Speaker Crisanta Duran assigned the legislation to the House “kill committee.”
The Colorado Senate gave bipartisan approval Tuesday to a Republican-sponsored bill to require owners and builders of condominiums to submit disputes over construction problems to arbitration or mediation before filing class-action lawsuits.
A Republican-sponsored bill to require condominium owners and builders to submit disputes over construction problems to arbitration or mediation passed its first hurdle Monday, winning bipartisan approval in a Senate committee. But opponents call the legislation’s central component a nonstarter and predict the bill will meet its demise in the Democratic-controlled House, despite plenty of […]
Backers of Republican-sponsored legislation to steer construction defects complaints into arbitration are crying foul because opponents require the dispute-resolution method in their own contracts. An organization representing homeowner associations, however, says arbitration is fine in certain cases, but its spokeswoman maintains that forcing complicated construction disputes into arbitration — instead of guaranteeing the HOAs their […]
Tony Gagliardi, head of the state’s small business caucus, sought to gird members for the long days and nights that lie just ahead at the Capitol, when battles over taxes, housing development laws and health care and regulatory reform heat up. He was talking informally in a committee room on Friday before the legislative chambers […]