SB 17-045

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2017 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 11, 2017
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

Construction Defect Claim Allocation Of Defense Costs


In a construction defect action in which more than one insurer has a duty to defend a party, the bill requires the court to apportion the costs of defense, including reasonable attorney fees, among all insurers with a duty to defend. An initial order apportioning costs must be made within 90 days after an insurer files its claim for contribution, and the court must make a final apportionment of costs after entry of a final judgment resolving all of the underlying claims against the insured. An insurer seeking contribution may also make a claim against an insured or additional insured who chose not to procure liability insurance for a period of time relevant to the underlying action. A claim for contribution may be assigned and does not affect any insurer's duty to defend. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (4)



May 09, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely


Feb 08, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Business, Labor, & Technology

Jan 11, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology

  • Introduction
Business, Labor, & Technology

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Amendment L.006 PDF
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (02/09/2017) PDF
Introduced (01/11/2017) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (05/09/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/30/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/29/2017) PDF


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