“Three bills introduced in the legislature this year attempting to amend the state’s construction defects law have failed or are likely to die, but supporters of a fix say there’s still time to reach compromise that has eluded them in recent years.
At least one of the rejected bills is being replaced with a new version, and movement on legislation is happening earlier in the session than in the past.
Senate Bill 156, which calls for disputes over claims of shoddy workmanship in new condominiums to be settled in mediation rather than in a courtroom, was assigned this week by Democratic leaders to the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee — often referred to as a “kill” committee because the measure has little chance of passage there.
Two related bills died in legislative committees this month — one would have given developers a right to repair faulty work before getting sued while the other would have required that a majority of residents in a condo complex approve a defects claim before it is filed.”
Aguilar, John. Denver Post 20 March 2017.