House Bill 14-1125 (“HB 1125”) was introduced today by Representative Diane Mitsch Bush (D-Steamboat Springs) to fix an inadvertent oversight in the association records law which was overhauled during the 2012 legislative session and went into effect on January 1, 2013. Currently, the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”) prohibits associations from publishing the telephone numbers and email addresses of members. Obviously, this limits the information associations may publish in membership directories.
HB 1125 permits an association to publish email addresses and telephone numbers of members and residents of the association, if those members or residents first provide written consent to their association to publish this information. Owners and residents may withdraw this written consent, but such withdrawal of consent does not require their association to go back and “change, retrieve or destroy” previously published telephone numbers or email addresses.
CAI’s Colorado Legislative Action Committee (“CLAC”) fully supports this concept and will be looking at the actual language of the bill to determine whether any provisions need tweaking or whether we will support the bill as introduced.
Stay tuned for more information as this important bill proceeds through the legislative process!
Molly Foley-Healy is Chair of CAI’s Colorado Legislative Action Committee and is a partner with the law firm of Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne.