Yesterday, in a move that should not surprise anyone, HB 15-1040, the bill that was introduced to clean up the manager licensing bill, was killed in committee. As originally introduced, the bill attempted to reduce or eliminate the requirements that the original bill put in place. Introduced by Representative Thurlow of Grand Junction, HB15-1040 tried to make the manager requirements more palatable to western slope communities. However, in reality, it did go too far.
With the official elimination of the first clean up bill, the way should be paved for the introduction of a new manager licensing clean up bill that focuses on the major questions and concerns with the current system. We hope this new bill will be introduced shortly and will take a more moderate approach to addressing the manager licensing concerns.
We will keep you updated on the progress of this and all other bills introduced in 2015 on our legislative tracking chart.