Yesterday, Senate Bill 16-082 ("SB 82") was killed in the Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee ("Business Committee") by the Republicans on a party line vote. As you will recall from an earlier blog posting, Senator Morgan Carroll introduced SB 82 to protect folks living in HOAs from retaliation when they report an alleged violation of their association’s governing documents or seek to enforce their rights under Colorado law.
CAI’s Colorado Legislative Action Committee ("CLAC") worked with Senator Carroll to draft an amendment to SB 82 to define "retaliation" in such a manner as to ensure that folks living in HOAs could not use an alleged "retaliation" as a loop hole for not paying their assessments or complying with the use restrictions in their governing documents. This amendment was not adopted by the Business Committee and yesterday the bill was killed on a 5 to 4 vote.
As always, stay tuned to this blog for updates on HOA legislation as these bills proceed through the legislative process.