House Bill 14-1125 (“HB 1125”), which was sponsored by Senator David Balmer (R-Centennial) in the Senate, has just passed the Senate unanimously and without amendment on the consent calendar. In a legislative session marked by partisan politics, the fact that HB 1125 unanimously passed both the House and Senate is quite an accomplishment! HB 1125 will be formalized and then sent to Governor Hickenlooper for consideration. We expect the Governor will sign the bill into law.
If signed into law, HB 1125 will go into effect on August 6, 2014. 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. Also, the bill permits owners and residents to electronically provide or withdraw their consent to their associations.
CAI’s Colorado Legislative Action Committee (“CLAC”) supported HB 1125 and we are thrilled that the ability of HOAs to publish email addresses and telephone numbers in membership directories will be restored.
Molly Foley-Healy is Chair of CAI’s Colorado Legislative Action Committee