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Colorado Chamber-Opposed Oil and Gas Bill Passed by House

The arguably most important bill of the 2019 legislative session—one that will likely drastically affect a significant sector of the state’s economy, jobs and tax revenue—was given final approval on a recorded Third Reading vote this morning by the Colorado House of Representatives.  The vote follows a lengthy, almost six-hour Second  Reading debate on the […]


Statement by Chuck Berry on SB 181 Debate in the House of Representatives

For media inquiries, please contact CMeyer@cochamber.com.  DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from Chamber President Chuck Berry on Senate Bill 181, the oil and gas bill up for debate in the Colorado House of Representatives today: “We are fortunate to have such abundant natural resources in Colorado, and we’re grateful […]


Colorado Chamber Supports Sales Tax Simplification Bill

Yesterday, the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee passed House Bill 1240 by Rep. Tracy Kraft Tharp, Rep. Kevin Van Winkle, Sen. Lois Court, and Sen. Jack Tate. This bill stems from the Wayfair decision from the U.S. Supreme Court last year, which determined that states may charge sales tax on purchases made from out-of-state […]


Colorado Chamber Supports Bills Ensuring More Funding for Transportation and Education

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@COchamber.com. DENVER – The Board of Directors of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce voted yesterday to support House Bills 1257 and 1258, which would allow voters to decide whether the state can keep excess revenues under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) and allocate one-third each to […]


Colorado Chamber Testifies on FAMLI Bill in Senate Committee

For media inquiries, contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@COchamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce joined with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, local chambers and business organizations to testify late into yesterday evening against Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill. Public entities also joined with the business community to oppose […]



Colorado Employers Statement on SB 188 FAMLI Committee Hearing

For media inquiries, contact Cynthia Meyer at Cmeyer@COchamber.com DENVER – Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill, is currently being heard this afternoon in the State Senate. As of last night and this morning, state government agencies, schools, city and county governments, the House Chamber and the Denver International Airport all […]


Previous Costly Family Leave Bills Have Failed on Bi-Partisan Votes

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce has been monitoring Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill, which will receive its first committee hearing this afternoon. The bill requires all public and private sector employers and workers to participate in and finance a family and medical leave program that would be administered by the […]


Colorado Chamber: SB 188 will be impossible for Colorado businesses to comply with

For media inquiries, contact Cynthia Meyer at Cmeyer@COchamber.com DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from Loren Furman, Senior Vice President of State and Federal Relations, in response to new legislation filed today in the Colorado Legislature on paid family and medical leave: “When legislation could have a sweeping impact on […]