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.
- Scaling back the amount of, and circumstances in which, direct supervision of an apprentice is required; specifying that a supervising manager is accountable for the actions of an apprentice; and giving the director authority to adopt rules governing supervision of apprentices; 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, 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, contingent on the passage of House Bill 19-1172.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)