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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