From Capitol Hill/Legislation

Representative Yeulin Willett (R-Grand Junction) has introduced House Bill 16-1201  ("HB 1201") regarding how licensed professionals in Colorado must approach providing recommendations for emotional support animals (also commonly referred to as "emotional assistance animals" and "companion animals") under the Colorado Fair Housing Act.  In particular, this bill would require that licensed physicians, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists

Representative Su Ryden (D-Aurora) has introduced House Bill 16-1217 ("HB 1217").  The bill expands the rulemaking authority of the Director of the Division of Real Estate and requires the HOA Information Officer to create statewide lists of election monitors and mediators and arbitrators who handle HOA issues.  The bill has been assigned to the House State, Veterans

Representative Jovan Melton (D-Arapahoe County) has introduced House Bill 16-1149 (HB 1149) which would require HOAs created before July 1, 1992, to comply with the budget ratification provision in CCIOA.

In a nutshell, the budget ratification provision of CCIOA requires boards of HOAs to provide a summary of the proposed budget (many HOAs provide a copy of the actual budget) they have

Senator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora) has just introduced Senate Bill 16-082 ("SB 82") which would protect folks from retaliation when they report an alleged violation of their association’s governing documents or enforce their rights under Colorado law or the governing documents of their HOA. 

If there is any retaliation against these individuals by the HOA, the board

The first bill which would have an impact on single family home planned communities and very small condominium associations has been introduced in the House by Representative Daneya Esgar (D – Pueblo County) and Representative Michael Merrifled (D – El Paso County) and has been assigned to the House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee. 

House Bill 16-1005 ("HB 1005")

It was just over a year ago that Mayor Murphy led the charge for Metro Mayors by pushing through an ordinance that destroys the right of homeowners living in Lakewood to adequately pursue remedies for construction defects to their homes.  Mayor Murphy argued that the right of HOAs, working on behalf of their homeowners, to hold builders responsible for their defective construction was hampering the development

As attorneys who specialize in the practice of community association law, we often hear folks talk about service animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").  What most folks don’t understand is the ADA doesn’t apply to private residential HOAs.  Instead, the ADA requirements relating to service animals apply to HOAs that provide a place of public