- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DENVER (AP) - A simmering dispute over liability in home construction is heating up at the Colorado Legislature.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers planned to announce a bill Tuesday to address the construction-defects law. The law governs how homeowners can sue builders for shoddy construction.

Developers say Colorado’s law makes it expensive to get insurance, chilling development and contributing to a housing shortage. Consumer advocates fear that reform efforts would push the needle too far in favor of developers.

A bill to slash the time period for homeowners to sue a builder for faulty work was originally scheduled for a hearing Tuesday. But that hearing has been delayed. Another proposal related to condominiums was to be announced Tuesday afternoon.

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