April 2021 Government Affairs Committee Update

Colorado Legislature:

HB21-1134-Report Tenant Rent Payment Information to Credit Agencies. Tenants can now op in to have rent payments included in their Credit Reports. CAR favors this legislation to help improve credit worthiness of tenants. (It can also work against them)

SB21-072-Public Utilities Commission Modernize Electric Transmission Infrastructure-This bill would include grants for internet access, in addition to insuring the electric grid does not fall victim to the same problems Texas experienced earlier in the year. CAR is working to amend this bill so that utilities companies cannot utilize extraordinary eminent domain powers that are currently written in the bill. 

SB21-136-Sunset Forest Health Advisory Council. This bill would extend the Sunset Forest Health Advisory Council of 28 members at Colorado State University for another 4 years. This council currently advises the State Forester on forest health in Colorado. This advisory council would also help with wildfire mitigation. CAR is in support of this bill as forest health affects all areas of real estate ownership in Colorado, from clean air, recreation, and critical future wildfire management.

The Fairhaven Challenge is On!! 

Which MMAR brokerage will have the highest percentage of participants completing NAR’s Fairhaven interactive simulation? Win the Fairhaven challenge and your office will have the table of honor at the Hiwan Holiday Party in December, with free sponsorship and other surprises! Fairhaven uses storytelling to help you identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate. There’s no cost for REALTORS®. And, It's easy, fast, and fun! Deadline is April 30. 2021.