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Fight over rent control surfaces at state Capitol

Polis has signed two bills in the last two sessions tied to rent control.

COLORADO, USA — The latest to make the list of bills Gov. Jared Polis might not like is a measure from two first-year Democratic House members, backed by their leadership, that would strike down the state’s ban on rent control.

While Polis has signed two bills in the last two sessions tied to rent control, he did so only after veto threats to the sponsors if they didn’t modify the language to his liking. With 33 new lawmakers, the 2023 session is expected to be a rollercoaster, with highs and lows for the new lawmakers as they find out what the governor is willing to accept — or not.

Colorado’s prohibition on rent control dates back to a statute adopted in 1981, in response to a 1980 citizen initiative in Boulder that imposed rent control, and a 2000 Colorado Supreme Court decision called Town of Telluride v. Lot Thirty-Four Venture, LLC.

The 1981 state law said rent control on private residential housing is a matter of statewide concern; hence, local governments cannot enact ordinances or resolutions that would “control rent on either private residential property or a private residential housing unit.”

>Read the full story at Colorado Politics 


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