Transportation Funding Bill Finally Introduced

Senate Bill 260, the transportation funding bill we’ve been waiting to see, has finally been introduced. The nearly 200-page legislation outlines a package that will raise $5.3 billion for transportation infrastructure funding by increasing various fees including those on electric vehicles and gas and adding a state surcharge on deliveries and shared rides. Our members … Read Post

Stimulus Bills Piling Up on Legislators’ Desks

From upskilling workers to increasing affordable housing to creating jobs in rural areas, legislators are considering a slew of bills that would provide a one-time shot of economic relief. The bills are part of an $800 million stimulus package that is funded through unexpectedly high tax revenues for the state. Below are examples of legislation … Read Post

Public Option Concerns Remain Despite Amended Bill

This week, legislators introduced significant amendments to House Bill 1232, “Standardized Health Benefit Plan Colorado Option,” that removed the state-run, public health insurance option, but retained a number of problematic provisions. The bill now directs the Commissioner of Insurance to establish a single, standardized health benefit plan for the individual and small group markets. Private … Read Post

What’s the Truth about the Public Health Insurance Option Bill?

You may have read the articles, heard lawmakers speak or even seen the television commercials about a proposed public health insurance option in Colorado. There’s a lot of information flying around right now. But what’s the truth? The Chamber has done the research. Here’s what we know. What is House Bill 1232? Rep. Dylan Roberts … Read Post

Chamber Takes Stand Against Public Option Bill

Last week, Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Avon), Rep. Iman Jodeh (D-Aurora) and Sen. Kerry Donovan (D-Vail) introduced House Bill 1232, “Standardized Health Benefit Plan Colorado Option,” and it will go to the Committee on Health & Insurance next week. The legislation requires that health insurance carriers reduce premiums for individual and small business market plans by 20% by the end of 2024. If the Commissioner of … Read Post

Chamber Weighs in on 5 Bills

Air Quality Control, Apprenticeships, Electronic Business and Consumer Protection From air quality control rulemaking and apprenticeships to consumer protection and electronic business communication, the Denver Metro Chamber is weighing in on legislation left and right (pun intended 😊) this legislative session. Here are positions we took on five bills this week. Air Quality Control Chamber … Read Post

Chamber Weighs in on 5 Bills

Legislative Session Reconvenes: Chamber Weighs in on 5 Bills State legislators are off to a busy start as the session reconvened Feb. 16, introducing nearly 300 bills so far. That means the Chamber’s Public Affairs team is working hard and fast, too, making sure lawmakers are considering the business community’s perspective when they draft bills … Read Post