January 2023 Government Affairs Committee Summary - Robb Green, Chair
The Government Affairs committee keeps members up to date on government issues and info that affect the counties of the MMR jurisdiction, working in close contact with NAR and CAR. Our purpose is also to keep members up to date regarding government affairs through education on issues that impact real esate values Government Affairs will be hosting a Commissioner Forum on May 18 from 4 -6 PM at Evergreen Fire/Rescue. The invited commissioners are Sean Wood (Clear Creek), Leslie Dahlkemper (Jeffco), Dick Elsner (Park). It will be a moderated panel and will be open to members of MMAR, DMAR & SMDRA. We have members of the committee who have volunteered to keep us up-to-date on the activities at their county level, as part of the jurisdiction of MMAR:
Park – Robb Green; Jefferson – Nick Melzer; Gilpin – TBD; Clear Creek – Margaret Stapleton (Idaho Springs) Julia Purrington(Georgetown)
December 2022 Government Affairs Committee Summary - Robb Green, Chair
The Govt Affairs committee keeps members up to date on government issues and info that affect the counties of the MMAR jurisdiction, working in close contact with NAR and CAR, educating members on issues that impact real estate values. This month we scheduled a Commissioner Forum on May 18th, 4-6 pm, location TBD. It will be open to the public after invites are sent to REALTORS®. Commissioners to be invited are Sean Wood (Clear Creek), Leslie Dahlkemper (Jeffco), and Dick Eisner (Park). Members of the committee were tasked with contacting the commissioner in their area. Each member will also do a write up of county news. Next meeting will be January 12 @12 pm.
July 25, 2022 Government Affairs Committee Update - By Karen Bordner, Committee Member
On a side and sad note, both men running to replace Sherrif Joe Pelle who is retiring lost their homes in the Marshall fire. Pelle recruited retired Boulder Deputy Chief Curtis Johnson and Lousiville Poice Chief David Hayes ran on his own. Johnson won the primary by a large margin and is unopposed for the general election.
June 24, 2022 Government Affairs Committee Update
Kim Herfurt, Committee Chair and Board Liaison
April 2022 Government Affairs Committee Update
Kimball Herfurt, Committee Chair and Board Liaison
The House and Senate Bills that I reviewed today are the following:
HB22-1356 Concerning the creation of the Small Community Based Non-Profit infrastructure grant program to provide assistance to non-profit organizations that have been economiclly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic
HB22-1362 Concerning the reduction of building greenhouse gas emissions, and in connection therewith, requiring the Colorado Energy Office to identify for adoption three model codes, requiring local governments and certain state agencies to adopt and enforce codes that are consistent with two of the model codes, encouraging local governments and certain state agencies to adopt and enforce codes that are consistent with the third model code, creating the building electrification for public buildings grant program, creating the high-efficiency electric heating and appliances grant program, and establishing the clean air building investments fund.
HB22-1363 Concerning measures to increase accountability of special districts to taxpayers.
SRC22-002 Submitting to the registered electors of the State of Colorado an amendment to the Colorado Constitution concerning the expansion of the existing property tax exemption for certain owner-occupied primary residences, and in connection therewith, increasing the exempt amount of the actual value of the owner-occupied primary residence of a qualifying senior or veteran with a disability and allowing a senior who qualifies for the exemption to move and still claim the exemption without meeting the ten-year ownership and occupancy requirement, so long as the senior has continuously owned residential real property since qualifying for the exemption.
The bills that we have been reviewing since January can be read in their entirety on the link to the Bill Sheet below. The Bills have the Sponsoring Legislators from the House and Senate at the top of the Bill if you would like to contact them.