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The Government Makes The Rules!

We need your participation! The Financial Reform
Act Will Give the FTC Expanded Rulemaking Authority over the background and
tenant screening industries.

Hidden inside the financial reform bill are provisions that
would grant the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the equivalent of extraordinary
legislative powers. These provisions have already been passed by the House
(H.R. 4173) and are currently being considered by the Senate.
NAPBS and NASA have great concerns with the following sections of this legislation:Unbridled authority to create
rules about "unfair or deceptive acts or practices" across all but
a few sectors of the American economy;
Power to seek immediate civil
penalties for "unfair or deceptive acts or practices without first
giving companies the opportunity to change their practices;"
Authority to go after
companies for allegedly "aiding and abetting" others in an FTC Act
violation, even without actual knowledge of the violation; and
Power to seek such …

VOTE NO on SB 185!

Please contact these select Senators below and ask them to VOTE NO on SB 185!
This new bill aims to:

Expand the definition of a violation of the Warranty of Habitability.
·This bill would undo several months of negotiation that took place ONLY 17 MONTHS AGO.

·Those negotiations cost the taxpayers of Colorado upwards of $20,000 for mediation.

·This bill REMOVES KEY COMPONENTS that were negotiated to achieve a balanced policy for all parties involved after five years of work.

If a warranty of habitability case goes to court, it allows the court to
quickly resolve the notice issue. This allows the court to focus on
the real issues of determining whether a breach of the warranty of
habitability occurred and how a breach should be cured. SB 185 places greater strain on the court system through INJUNCTIVE RELIEF and
broadens the definition of a violation of Warranty of Habitability. By
allowing the tenant to obtain injunctive relief in county courts, including
small claims courts, this bill will gene…