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Date: 05/06/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-213



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-213 to the Committee on Appro PASS







11:13 AM -- SB16-213



Senators Ulibarri and Scheffel presented Senate Bill 16-213 to the committee. This bill creates the construction defect litigation study group within the Judicial Department to investigate matters concerning construction defect litigation in district courts. The study group consists of ten appointees made within 60 days of the passage of this bill, including:



an attorney representing construction professionals, appointed by the President of the Senate;

an attorney representing plaintiffs in construction defect litigation, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

an attorney with experience representing companies that provide insurance to construction professionals, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate;

an attorney representing homeowners' associations or other multiple-owner entities in construction defect litigation, appointed by the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives;

• an attorney with experience representing owners of single-family homes in construction litigation, appointed by the Governor;

an attorney with experience providing insurance coverage to construction professionals, appointed by the Governor;

a representative of a trade organization of construction professionals, appointed by the Governor; and

three district court judges with experience presiding over construction defect litigation, appointed by the chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court.



11:24 AM --
Ted Leighty, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: SB16-213
TIME: 11:29:06 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-213 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
No
Cooke
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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