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2020 End of Legislative Session Report

COVID, Delayed Session and Numerous Anti-Business Bills Mark 2020 Session The 2020 session was full of challenges – some we anticipated, but others – like the COVID-19 pandemic – we couldn’t have imagined. In the weeks since lawmakers left the Capitol in June, we’ve had time to reflect on the session, which started with a … Read Post

Supreme Court Rules Against Electronic Signature Gathering

The Colorado Supreme Court unanimously agreed with our coalition’s position that electronic signature gathering violates Colorado’s Constitution, ruling against Gov. Jared Polis’s executive order and aligning with a lawsuit filed by members of the business community. The Court issued the ruling Wednesday. As we shared with you in May, the Chamber led a statewide coalition that came out … Read Post

A Tale of Two Sessions

The 2020 session at Denver Metro Chamber State of the State.  A legislative session that began with several costly proposals later dropped, such as state-run paid family leave and a state health insurance option, ended with a battle over bills that added additional burdens and costs to business, such as unemployment insurance and roll-backs to … Read Post

2020 Legislative Session Closes

As you all saw, the legislature reconvened the session on May 26 after an emergency recess due to COVID-19. Late yesterday, the 2020 session formally came to a close. Whew! We were told legislation would be “fast, free and friendly” during the few weeks we were back in session, but that isn’t how we would describe our … Read Post

Legislative Session Frantic in Final Days

In the two weeks since the legislative session resumed, the Chamber has weighed in on numerous bills, including sweeping roll-backs to tax relief policies, changes to how the reinsurance program is funded and a paid sick leave mandate. We were optimistic during the short recess that legislators would be motivated to help businesses during this … Read Post

House Bill 1420 Puts Coloradans’ Jobs at Risk

We need your help. On Friday, we wrote you about legislation that we knew was in the works to roll back the tax relief that is helping to keep many Coloradans employed. Thank you to those of you who took action and wrote your legislator to share your concerns. Now, House Bill 1420 has been … Read Post

Denver Metro Chamber Statement on House Bill 1420

DENVER METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RELEASES STATEMENT ON HOUSE BILL 1420 The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce released the following statement regarding House Bill 1420. “The short-sighted view of the legislature is particularly concerning during this time of serious economic challenge for Coloradans. It makes no sense to close a budget gap by slowing the … Read Post