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John Mill Speaks Out for the Construction Industry Before the Colorado State Senate

DENVER, Colo. (February 13, 2020) — Sherman & Howard construction attorney John Mill testified on behalf of the Associated General Contractors of Colorado, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Colorado Competitive Council against Senate Bill 20-138 on February 12, 2020, before the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would negatively impact the construction industry by increasing Colorado’s statute of repose period for filing construction defect actions from a maximum of eight years to a maximum of 12 years. It would also increase uncertainty (i) by not starting the statute of limitations period until the claimant knows the cause of the defect and (ii) by allowing equitable tolling of the statutory time periods for filing a claim. After hearing testimony for and against the bill, the committee voted 3-2 to advance the bill to the full Senate.