On January 27, 2020, the Colorado legislature introduced SB 20-126 . If passed, the bill would prevent a community association from prohibiting a licensed child care center from operating in the community. Sponsored by Senators Story (D), Smallwood (R), and Representatives Roberts (D), and Van Winkle (R), SB 20-126 simply states: “any provision in the declaration, bylaws, or rules and regulations of the association to the contrary, an association shall not prohibit…the operation of a family child care home”. The bill does not, however, prevent an association from adopting uniform architectural standards or rules and regulations regarding parking, landscaping or other matters not specific to the operation of a business.
With bi-partisan support, this bill has a strong chance of passage and will result in the cheerful laughter of children throughout the community.
Stay tuned and be sure to check our Legislative Tracker for regular updates on HOA legislation in Colorado