The licensing program for community association managers (CAMs), who engage in the business of handling certain matters on behalf of the executive boards of common interest communities, was created in 2013 and sunsetted on July 1, 2018.
Section 1 of the bill recreates and reenacts the CAM licensing program and the duties and responsibilities of the division of real estate and its director with regard to CAM licensing, as they existed on June 30, 2018, with amendments reflecting an extended sunset date of September 1, 2024, and the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies as contained in its 2017 sunset report as well as other changes. The changes made in accordance with the sunset report are:
- Allowing certain ministerial functions to be delegated to unlicensed persons while maintaining the license requirement for higher-level management functions such as the conduct of board meetings, handling of money, and negotiation of maintenance contracts. The director is authorized to adopt rules further clarifying these distinctions if necessary.
- Requiring the director to adopt rules defining the appropriate level of, and circumstances in which, supervision of an apprentice is required; eliminating the apprentice license; and specifying that a supervising manager is accountable for the actions of an apprentice;; and
- Removing the automatic acceptance of certain private credentials as qualifications for licensure and substituting a requirement that the director specify the acceptable credentials by rule.
Additional changes include the creation of a 7-member advisory committee to make recommendations to the director of the division of real estate regarding changes to the rules, adoption of guidelines and processes for the handling of complaints, the private credentials that are acceptable as part of the licensure qualifications, and other matters on which the director seeks input.
Section 3 duplicates and carries forward all of the preceding content as part of the recodification of title 12, Colorado Revised Statutes, by House Bill 19-1172.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)