CLLC Members we need your help!
Now SB21-173 is on the calendar for next Thursday, May 6. Senator Gonzales cannot be trusted not to flip again and try to roll back some of the good amendments added in the Senate. We have a real opportunity to kill this bill, which restricts and caps late fees, eliminates liquidated damages, creates claims for deceptive trade practices, imposes punitive damages and so much more.
To kill this bill, we need Landlords (especially the small and medium-size landlords) to inundate the Democratic legislators on the Business Committee of the House (see link below) to entreat them to vote “no” next Thursday. Calls, emails, texts, in-person meetings. Whatever anyone can do.
WE need to contact the Democrats on the committee to beg them to vote no on SB21-173 because it hurts housing providers, will put upward pressure on rents, and make us less willing to deal with high-risk tenants. This bill is not worth the risk with all of these proposed new legislative burdens and the bill is too complicated.
You can copy all of these emails, create one email and place these addresses in the BCC of your email so you only have to send one.
A suggested email (or compose your own)
I am a housing provider in Colorado and have enjoyed providing housing to tenants for many years. This is not only a source of income for my family but also we take great pride in ownership in our great State!
Unfortunately, I am writing as a concerned citizen and voter on SB21-173. This bill is not only restricting to housing providers, but it also creates compensatory damages against us. For many reasons, this bill will destroy the housing market in Colorado as we know it. I, along with many owners are reconsidering our decision to own property in Colorado if legislation like this is passed. As an elected official, you are called to represent us. This is not a true representation of what Colorado was founded on! I would urge a NO vote on SB21-173. If you would like to discuss further, please email me or call me.
Please reach out to the Legislators by Tuesday, May 4th!
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