On January 30, 2018, the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee conducted a public hearing on the Community Association Manager Sunset Bill. After hearing public comments from interested parties, the Committee approved the introduction of HB 18-1175, which supports a majority of the recommendations contained in the 2017 Sunset Review Report provided by the Department of Regulatory Agencies. HB18-1175 was introduced last weekend.
HB 18-1175, sponsored by Representatives Kraft-Tharp, Thurlow and Gardner, contains all of the recommendations in the Sunset Review Report except for Recommendation No. 2, which concerns the licensure of Management Company Entities. This recommendation will remain a topic of consideration as the Bill moves forward in the approval process.
The Sunset Review Report recommendations that are included in the Bill relate to:
• Continuing the Manager Licensure program until 2023;
• Allowing the Director to promulgate rules clarifying the supervision requirements for support staff;
• Amending the supervision requirements for an Apprentice License to remove the “direct supervision” requirement;
• Repealing references to private professional credentials, and authorizing by rule any credentials, examinations or education deemed equivalent or superior to the education and examination otherwise required by the directors;
• Enhancing the due process protections of a cease and desist order; and
• Including an administrative recommendation to create an advisory committee to assist with rule drafting.
Stay tuned as we keep you up to date on HB 18-1175, as it makes its way through the approval process.