A long-awaited bill to make it harder to sue Colorado homebuilders for defective construction has failed in the Colorado legislature.
The bill was rejected Tuesday by a House committee controlled by Democrats. The measure would have revised procedures for construction lawsuits in multifamily developments.
Supporters including Denver Mayor Michael Hancock have said that Colorado’s law about defective construction is hampering efforts to add affordable condo units.
But other Democrats say the proposed changes would have been too favorable to builders and developers and would have stripped consumer protections.
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