Feb 24, 2017

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Legislative Update: Feb. 24, 2017

by | Feb 24, 2017

Bill to Watch: HB 1159
Under Colorado law, before a tenant can be evicted, they are entitled to three-day’s notice and a chance to dispute the basis for eviction in front of a judge. But House Bill 1159, sponsored by Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, would effectively provide landlords a shortcut to eviction without giving tenants due process. The bill also creates two new crimes – unlawful occupancy and unlawful entry – that would be punishable by a fine as high as $25,000.

CCLP opposes HB 1159 because there are already strong laws in effect that address forcible entry and trespass in eviction cases. Furthermore, a tenancy may be terminated at any time on the basis of nonpayment of rent, unlawful possession of property, violation of lease terms, dangerous acts and certain violent or drug-related offenses. HB 1159 also may have a disproportionate effect on domestic-violence survivors.

The bill is scheduled to be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

On the Radar: HB 1002
House Bill 1002, sponsored by Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, would extend the child care tax credit for workers earning less than $25,000 for three more income tax years. The legislation is scheduled to be heard by the House Finance Committee on Monday, Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m. As the lead organization behind HB 1002,

CCLP strongly supports the legislation. Learn more about HB 1002 in this CCLP fact sheet.

-By Bob Mook

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