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5280: 7 New Laws That Went Into Effect This August Every Coloradan Should Know About

While most of us were doing our spring cleaning in May, state lawmakers were busy passing hundreds of bills under the Golden Dome—as usual, many of them in a frenzied sprint to the finish line. All those late-moving pieces of legislation were scheduled to go into effect 90 days after the general session ended: on August 7. And while some of them address procedural changes in governance that would only excite politicos and policy wonks, legislators also passed a number of laws that will impact everyday Coloradans.

While members of the business community, including executives with the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, originally voiced concerns the changes could lead to a more litigious environment, they didn’t formally oppose the bill in the end (although no Republican lawmaker voted for it).

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