Colorado Capitol Report

Participate in 2023 Chamber Policy Councils to Change New Laws & Regulations!

Participate in 2023 Chamber Policy Councils to Change New Laws & Regulations!

The Colorado Chamber Policy Councils are at the core of the Chamber’s work, offering a unique opportunity for members to add their expertise to our policy-making, and influence legislation and regulations that impact business. Council meetings provide a dialogue between our members, legislators and state agency leaders.  The 2023 Council schedule can be found below:

Council Dates/Times:

Energy & Environmental Policy Council
Tuesday, Jan 24
Wednesday, Feb 22
Wednesday, Mar 22
Tuesday, Apr 25

Governmental Affairs Council
Tuesday, Jan 31
Tuesday, Feb 28
Tuesday, Mar 28
Wednesday, Apr 26

Healthcare Policy Council
Thursday, Jan 12
Thursday, Feb 9
Thursday, Mar 9
Thursday, Apr 13

Labor & Employment Policy Council
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan 18
Wednesday, Feb 15
Wednesday, Mar 15
Wednesday, Apr 19

Tax Council
Friday, Jan 13
Friday, Feb 3
Friday, Mar 3
Friday, Apr 14

How to Join a Council:

All Colorado Chamber members can join one or more councils, and as a Council member, you’ll receive notices of current issues of interest, meet with government officials, help craft legislation, testify on legislation, and provide your expertise to the Governmental Affairs team.

How to Participate:

Council meetings will be held both in-person in our conference room located at 1600 Broadway, Ste. 1000, Denver, and be available virtually via Zoom. To RSVP for a Council meeting or sponsor a Council meeting please contact Laura Moss at [email protected].

Keep Your Business in Compliance with Colorado’s Paid Sick Leave Law!

Details: Join us for our next Employer Training Workshop which will provide guidance on Colorado’s mandatory paid sick leave law. The Workshop will also prepare employers on the administration and approval of paid sick leave in conjunction with the newly mandated paid Family & Medical Insurance Leave benefits to avoid potential duplication of leave.

Date: December 7, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Colorado Chamber, 1600 Broadway, Ste. 1000, Denver
Remote participation is available.

Instructor: Brooke Colaizzi, Member, Sherman & Howard

About Brooke

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Colorado Net Operating Losses and Foreign Source Income Exclusion

Please be advised that the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation, will hold a public rulemaking hearing on the income tax rules listed below at 10:00 a.m. on December 15, 2022, at 1881 Pierce Street, Entrance B, Room 110, Lakewood, CO 80214. The Department will also provide the option to participate via video conference. If you would like to participate by video conference, please email the Department at [email protected] to request the login information. The Department has created a Virtual Rulemaking Hearing Guide that provides additional guidance for participants.

Proposed Rules:

  • Rule 39-22-504–1.Colorado Net Operating Losses for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts. This rule repeals and replaces the existing rule and provides guidance regarding the required addition for any part of an individual’s, estate’s, or trust’s federal net operating loss deduction that is not allocated to Colorado.
  • Rule 39-22-504–2.Colorado Net Operating Losses for C Corporations. This rule repeals and replaces the existing rule and provides guidance regarding the Colorado net operating loss deduction allowed to C corporations.
  • Rule 39-22-303(10).Foreign Source Income. This rule repeals and replaces the existing rule and provides guidance regarding the definition of foreign source income, the foreign source income exclusion, and the requirement to report any changes to that amount.
  • Rule 39-22-304(3)(j).Corporate Subtraction for Section 78 Dividend. This new rule provides clarification regarding the subtraction from federal taxable income for amounts treated as dividends pursuant section 78 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Parties wishing to attend by video conference may obtain a link for connecting by sending an email to [email protected]. With the additional features provided by video conference, the Department encourages participation through video conference.

Parties wishing to attend by teleconference should connect as follows:

Phone Number: 1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 833 3121 5328

The Department will accept oral and written comments on these proposed rules. Oral comments will be accepted by video and telephone conference at the hearing. Written comments may be submitted to [email protected] in advance or in lieu of oral commentary at the hearing and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2022.

You can find the proposed rules and statements of basis and purpose at the links above. You may also find this information on the Division’s website. The proposed rules will be published in the Colorado Register on November 25, 2022.

Meta Boost Business Training

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The Meta Boost program was launched to help small businesses across the country grow by providing the digital skills they need to be discovered and compete.

During this hands-on session, you will be able to jumpstart your business with free tools from Meta. You’ll also learn everything you need to know, from setting up a business page to communicating with your customers to managing and measuring your marketing.

View the flyer for more information.