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Capitol Connection

Capitol Connection – February 26, 2023

Legislative Advocacy This Week at the Capitol We are on the 48th day of the state’s 120-day legislative session. The Colorado Association of REALTORS® has 70 bills in its stack out of the 541 total introduced. CAR is advocating to protect homeowner equity and private property rights in many bills this session and is anticipating long-term property tax relief solutions the Property Tax...

Capitol Connection – February 20, 2023

Legislative Advocacy This Week at the Capitol We are in the 42nd day of the state’s 120-day legislative session. The Colorado Association of REALTORS® has 69 bills in its stack out of the 529 total introduced. CAR’s political advocacy efforts achieved significant amendments in landlord-tenant legislation protecting the property rights of housing providers and ensuring they can place their properties on...

Capitol Connection – February 12, 2023

NEW Bill Coming Soon on Short-Term Rentals (STRs)  We expect a new bill on short-term rentals (STRs) to be introduced this week. The Colorado Association of REALTORS (CAR) worked proactively with the bill sponsors, Rep. Bird and Sen. Mullica, to exempt a property owner’s primary and secondary residence from being defined as a “commercial short-term rental unit” and assessed at a...

Capitol Connection – February 5, 2023

REALTOR “Day Under the Dome” on February 6th After a few years away from the Capitol, we are excited to have nearly 60 REALTORS® from across the state descend on the Capitol on Tuesday, February 6th for our annual REALTOR® “Day Under the Dome.” The purpose of this day is to engage and educate legislators on legislation affecting REALTORS® and the...

Capitol Connection – January 26, 2024

Legislative Advocacy This Week at the State Capitol We are in the second full week of session and priority bills have started to be calendared in committees and make their way through the legislative process. The Legislative Policy Committee is officially tracking more than two dozen bills with more housing legislation to be introduced on the horizon. CAR will continue to...

Capitol Connection – January 22, 2024

Legislative Advocacy This Week at the State Capitol The 2024 Legislative Session kicked off on January 10th and will run 120 days until May 8th. Housing will be a hot topic this session with Governor Polis highlighting the lack of affordable housing in his State of the State address on January 11th. Don’t Miss Out on the Action – Sign up for REALTOR® Party...

LPC and CARPAC Accepting Member Applications through Sept. 15

REALTORS® need a voice in state legislation to ensure that public policy is supportive of a healthy real estate market for today and tomorrow. We encourage you to apply for CAR’s Political Action Committee (CARPAC) and Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) for 2024. The deadline to send applications is Friday, September 15. More details about the individual committees can be found at...

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Capitol Connection – March 31, 2023

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol “Don’t Miss Out on the Action – Sign up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts” Text REALTORS to 30644 REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts, NAR’s advocacy texting platform, offers REALTOR® Associations and REALTORS® a way to stay connected directly from their cell phone or tablet. When a national or state legislative call for action is launched, subscribers...

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Capitol Connection – March 17, 2023

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol “Don’t Miss Out on the Action – Sign up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts” Text REALTORS to 30644 REALTOR®  Party Mobile Alerts, NAR’s advocacy texting platform, offers REALTOR® Associations and REALTORS® a way to stay connected directly from their cell phone or tablet. When a national or state legislative call for action is launched, subscribers...

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Capitol Connection – March 9, 2023

Legislative Advocacy this Week at the State Capitol “Don’t Miss Out on the Action – Sign up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts” Text REALTORS to 30644 REALTOR®  Party Mobile Alerts, NAR’s advocacy texting platform, offers REALTOR® Associations and REALTORS® a way to stay connected directly from their cell phone or tablet. When a national or state legislative call for action is launched, subscribers get...