February 7, 2007
Volume #1, Issue #6

     - Amendment 41 Under Fire
     - More Absurdity from Amend. 41

     - Roll Call
     - Labor Peace Act Updates
     - Unions to Profit from Bill

     - CAR revs up at the Capitol

     - Unclaimed Property Compliance
     - Risk Manager Seminar


     - Denver Dealers Receive Awards

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Excerpt from the Denver Post article, "New Victims of Amendment 41" (February 2, 2007):

Some independent businesses that contract with the state could be the latest unsuspecting victims of Amendment 41, which prevents most public officials and employees from receiving gifts worth more than $50.

The measure, which supporters say was intended to limit lobbyists' influence on legislators, has drawn fire for its potential to affect almost everyone who works for or with government.


CLICK HERE to read the entire article.


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Excerpt from the Grand Junction Sentinel article "More absurdity from Amendment 41" (February 1, 2007):

Grand Junction High School senior Alex Hurd is a victim of a poorly worded ballot measure and Colorado voters’ affinity for that measure last fall.


Now Hurd’s future and that of many other Coloradans — including potential Nobel Prize winners at the University of Colorado — depend on whether members of the state Legislature are able to successfully make changes to Amendment 41.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

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Excerpt from the Rocky Mountain News article "Roll Call" (February 2, 2007):

Rep. Frank McNulty showed up for a transportation caucus this week with a Superman lunch box he billed as his "Polis Protection Pack."


Jared Polis is the wealthy entrepreneur who successfully passed Amendment 41, which outlaws free lunches for elected officials.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

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Excerpt from the Rocky Mountain News article "Pro-Union Bill Goes to Senate" (February 2, 2007):

A pro-union bill heads to the full Senate today after attempts to forge a compromise failed Thursday afternoon.


House Bill 1072 strikes a provision of the Colorado Labor Peace Act that requires a second, secret, supermajority election before a workplace can become a "union shop." In union shops, employees must join the union - or at least pay the costs of representation - or risk being fired.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

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The proposed change to the Colorado Labor Peace Act probably will provide fresh streams of revenue to union coffers if the bill is approved, a labor expert said Wednesday.


House Bill 1072 would eliminate a second vote currently needed to form an all-union shop. Such shops allow unions to collect at least some dues from all employees in a unionized workforce - not just union members.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.


  CLICK HERE to read this informative article by CAR lobbyist Jeremy Cottrell.

unclaimed property compliance seminar

The Colorado Office of the Treasurer compliance/audit personnel will review Colorado unclaimed Property Laws and Regulations.

  • Colorado Unclaimed Property Act has covered automobile retailers since 1992

  • Avoid embarrassing fines and penalties by taking advantage of this seminar

Businesses in Colorado must take specific steps to return “unclaimed property”:

  • Learn what is covered, what steps you must take, and the annual reporting requirements

  • Covered property must be turned over to the state if not returned to the rightful owner

  • In general, “unclaimed property” includes various types of obligations or liabilities of a business which have been in active or have not been paid after an extended period of time after they are payable.  Examples include

  • Amounts owed to suppliers/vendors

  • Payroll/wage obligations

  • Stale, outstanding checks

  • Overpayments/refunds/rebates

  • Security or other deposits

  • Credit checks or memos

  • Uncollected referral fees

  • Due bills / We Owe Accounts (for parts, service, equipment ordered
    at the time of vehicle sale)

  • Loan collateral

  • Dividends or Interest

  • Matured insurance policy proceeds

   Please CLICK HERE for more information on this seminar.  Register for this seminar by returning the attached registration form or clicking on the respective link below.


Date / Time*




Tuesday, February 20

7:30 am to 9:30 am

William D. Barrow Building, 290 E. Speer Blvd (SW Corner of Grant/Speer).  Phone: 303.831.1722

CLICK HERE to register for this location.

Northern Colorado

Thursday, March 15

7:30 am to 9:30 am

Johnson’s Corner

2842 SE Frontage Rd (Exit 254 from I-25, Johnstown).  Phone: 970.667.2069

CLICK HERE to register for this location.

Colorado Springs

Thursday, March 22

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Antlers Hilton, 4 So. Cascade Avenue (Uintah St. exit from northbound I-25; Cimarron exit from southbound I-25).  Phone: 719.955.5600

**NOTE:  CLICK HERE to register directly with Ann Winslow.

Grand Junction

Thursday, April 19

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd.

Phone:  970.254.7100

CLICK HERE to register for this location.

*Breakfast or lunch will be provided.

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designated risk manager seminar
unique opportunity presented by cada endorsed provider

Federated Insurance brings its popular, customized training session to Colorado

  • Local opportunity to attend this comprehensive Risk Management seminar

  • Condensed one-day session of a 2 ½-day seminar typically held only at Federated HQ’s

CADA, in conjunction with Federated, will be hosting a Designated Risk Management Seminar.  This comprehensive seminar will be limited to twenty dealers, each of whom, after providing the requisite information, will be provided with comprehensive and customized materials at the seminar in April. 

DATE/TIME:    8:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2006
(Breakfast & lunch included)
LOCATION:    William D. Barrow Building, CADA Offices
290 East Speer Blvd., Denver


  Risk Managers (or whoever is designated with that responsibility)

   Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register for this event.



MIDLAND, Mich. – Two Denver automobile dealers were honored Sunday, Feb 4th by the Northwood University for their individual contributions and efforts to improve education at all levels.  Lisa J. Schomp, owner/president, Ralph Schomp Automotive, and Michael J. Shaw, president, Mike Shaw Group were among12 automobile dealers from across the United States and one from Germany to be awarded at the annual Dealer Education Awards.


The ceremony was held in conjunction with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention in Las Vegas.


Since 1972, Northwood has recognized individuals in the automotive marketing field who have made noteworthy contributions to public or private education inside or outside of the industry.


“We have been recognizing outstanding dealers for 34 years and there has never been a time when their contributions have meant more to their communities than they do today,” said Keith A. Pretty, president of Northwood University. “These leaders have made outstanding sacrifices of time and resources. We are proud of all the Dealer Education Award winners and commend them for their leadership.”

   Please CLICK HERE  for more information on the dealers who won the award.

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