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1882891D1946FCAC872583C3007E02CC Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1212

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Mar 20, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1212 - Lay Over


04:56:24 PM  

The committee took a short recess.

05:13:39 PM  

The committee returned.

05:13:47 PM  

Representative Duran introduced House Bill 19-1212 concerning the recreation of the community association manager licensing program.  The licensing program for community association mangers, created in 2013, sunsetted July 1, 2018.  The bill recreates the program under the Division of Real Estate as it existed on June 30, 2018, with amendments, with the sunset extended to September 1, 2024.  The recreation of the program includes the recommendations of the sunset report, including delegation of some functions of management to unlicensed persons, except conduct of board meetings, handling of money, and negotiation of contracts with the creation of rules for this purpose by the Division of Real Estate; scaling back supervision of apprentices, since a supervisory manager is responsible for the apprentice; implementing rules governing apprentices; and that the Division of Real Estate create a credentials rule related to licensure.  The bill includes creation of a seven-member advisory committee and carries forward preceding content of the program. 

05:15:02 PM  

Representative Titone introduced the bill.  She provided a handout (Attachment D).

05:18:46 PM  

The committee questioned the sponsors about the sunset status of the bill, the reason for the sunsetting of the bill, and the criminal activities of home owner association mangers.

05:21:42 PM  

Brandon Helm, representing Community Associations Institute, testified in support of the bill.

05:23:31 PM  

The committee questioned the witness about managers who were working after the licensing sunsetted.

05:26:45 PM  

Ed Seely, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:27:56 PM  

Angie Howes, representing HOA Advanced Management, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:31:09 PM  

John Krueger, representing Associa, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:32:51 PM  

Buck Bailey, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout of his testimony (Attachment E).

05:36:16 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the sunset report, complaints in Colorado against mangers, complaints in other states against managers, and the percentage of licensed HOA managers with criminal issues and disciplinary actions.

05:47:25 PM  

Brian Terhark, representing Westwind Management Group, ACCU, and MSI, testified in support of the bill.

05:49:48 PM  

Chad Otto, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:52:18 PM  

Tom Lavoy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:55:34 PM  

Fred Skillern, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:58:51 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about requirements prior to the licensing program.

06:01:35 PM  

Suzanne Leff, representing the Community Associations Institute, testified in support of the bill.  She provided a handout (Attachment F).

06:02:55 PM  

The committee questioned the witness about differences between licensure and certification.

06:06:43 PM  

Eric Turner, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, answered questions about the necessity of the bill, enforcement, licensing versus certification, types of complaints, and comments on amendments. The department takes no position on the bill.

06:13:02 PM  

Representative Titone spoke about amendment L.001 (Attachment G).



06:16:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G)
Moved Galindo
Seconded Exum
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:16:54 PM  

Representative Titone introduced amendment L.002 (Attachment H).

06:22:08 PM  
The committee questioned the sponsors about the bill.


06:27:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H)
Moved Galindo
Seconded Exum
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn


06:28:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment I)
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Galindo
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection