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2020 Legislative Session
Colorado's 2020 legislative session began on January 8th and is scheduled to adjourn on May 6th.
COVID-19 Related Updates
Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. Housing Colorado anticipates that this adjournment will be extended and we will post updates as we have them.
The Joint Budget Committee continues to meet remotely to finalize the state budget that must be passed by June 30. All legislation is still active, but whether or not there will be time to pass any will depend on if the legislature can come back by May 6th. The question is currently before the Colorado Supreme Court to determine if the rules that require the State Legislature to be in session for 120 days have to be consecutive during an emergency. The legislature is hoping to hear from the Court by March 30th.
The Housing Colorado Bill Report, tracking bills that are relevant to affordable housing (see below) will be updated if and when the legislature returns to session. In the meantime, Housing Colorado is continuing to engage with key stakeholders to advocate for and track progress with COVID-19 related emergency measures. Please see the links below for more information and please reach out to Elena Wilken with questions.
See a complete list of Governor Polis' executive orders here.
D 2020-013 - Ordering Colorado Employers To Reduce In-Person Workforce by Fifty Percent Due to the Presence of COVID-19 In the State
D 2020-012 - Order Limiting Evictions, Foreclosures, and Public Utility Disconnections and Expediting Unemployment Insurance Claim Processing to Provide Relief to Coloradans Affected by COVID-19
Other COVID-19 Activity:
Colorado Supreme Court order regarding COVID-19 and operation of Colorado state courts March 16, 2020
Boulder County Stay at Home Order
City and County of Denver Stay at Home Order
Legislative Committee Bill Reports
Learn more about the current bills presented in the Colorado General Assembly related to the housing industry and Housing Colorado's position on each bill:
View the recording of our 2020 Advocacy in Action webinar to learn more about how to become an effective advocate on affordable housing issues. Participants will be surprised to learn how accessible state lawmakers are and how easy it can be to effectively communicate your organization’s interests.
Initiative & Referendum Process
In addition to the activities of the General Assembly, Housing Colorado also monitors statewide ballot issues through the initiative and referendum process. We follow regulatory hearings and other procedural business throughout the year to keep our members informed and ensure our members interests are represented every step of the way.
Federal Policy & Congress
As a state coalition partner of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, we keep our members informed of key developments in Congress, include the annual budget development process and allocations to critical federal programs that directly impact resources available to the affordable housing industry. View a complete list of primary policy issues currently monitored by NLIHC.
Historic Legislative Committee Bill Reports from Recent Years