Colorado Chamber Releases List of 75+ Public & Private Entities Concerned About Impact of SB 188

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DENVER – In advance of a hearing on Senate Bill 188, the paid family leave bill, in the Senate Finance Committee today, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce released a list of public and private entities opposed to the bill as amended.

Representing a wide range of industries, thousands of businesses, all 272 cities and towns, and over one million workers statewide, these organizations support paid family and medical leave in Colorado but have joined together to express major concerns about the provisions in SB 188. This coalition is asking the bill sponsors to address these concerns to create a program that will work for employers and employees:

Note: This will be updated as the list continues to grow (last updated April 17, 2019).

Business Organizations & Companies:
Colorado Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Competitive Council
National Federation of Independent Businesses
Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado
American Council of Life Insurers
Associated Builders & Contractors
Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association
Colorado Association of Mechanical & Plumbing Contractors
Colorado Association of Wheat Growers
Colorado Auto Dealers Association
Colorado Aviation Business Association
Colorado Bankers Association
Colorado Bioscience Association
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
Colorado Concern
Colorado Contractors Association
Colorado SHRM State Council
Colorado Dairy Farmers
Colorado Farm Bureau
Colorado Health Care Association
Colorado Hospital Association
Colorado Independent Bankers Association
Colorado Livestock Association
Colorado Mining Association
Colorado Restaurant Association
Colorado Retail Council
Colorado Rural Electric Association
Colorado Ski Country
Colorado Wool Growers Association
CO-WY Petroleum Marketers Association
Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado
Economic Development Council of Colorado
Independent Bankers of Colorado
Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain
Intermountain Rural Electric Association
Jefferson County Business Lobby
Marijuana Industry Group
Monarch Casino Black Hawk
Mountain West Credit Union Association
Natural Grocers
Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance
Pikes Peak Alliance of Schools
Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado
The Alliance
Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
Vail Valley Partnership

Public Sector Employers:
Colorado Municipal League
Colorado Special Districts Association
Denver Health
Denver Public Schools
Douglas County Government

Local Chambers of Commerce:
Pueblo Chamber
Colorado Counties, Inc
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce
Brighton Economic Development
Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce
CO Springs Chamber & Economic Dev. Corp.
Denver South Economic Development Partnership
Douglas County Business Alliance
Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
Greeley Chamber of Commerce
Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce
Jefferson County Economic Development Corp
Loveland Chamber of Commerce
North Metro Chamber of Commerce
NW Douglas County Chamber and EDC
OneNoCo Economic Development
South Metro Chamber of Commerce
Upstate Colorado Economic Development
Vail Valley Partnership
Westminster Chamber of Commerce


The Colorado Chamber of Commerce was created in 1965 based on the merger of the Colorado Chamber and the Colorado Manufacturers’ Association. It is the only business association in Colorado that works to improve the business climate for all sizes of business from a statewide, multi-industry perspective. As a private, non-profit organization, the Colorado Chamber’s work is funded solely by its members.