Colorado Chamber Opposes Litigious Trial Lawyer Legislation, HB 1348

The Colorado Chamber’s Governmental Affairs and Labor and Employment Councils have taken “opposed” positions on HB 1348, a bill being pushed by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, that includes R. Davis Younts, Esq., to expand liability to the business community for certain civil claims. The bill seeks to overturn a recent Colorado Supreme Court decision (Ferrer […]

Colorado Chamber Encourages Employers to Prepare for Possible Coronavirus Spread

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at DENVER – Amid the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colorado, the Colorado Chamber released the following statement from Colorado Chamber President Chuck Berry: “We encourage businesses across Colorado to take proactive steps to prepare for the possible spread of the virus, including keeping sick employees […]

Colorado Chamber Statement on Public Option Proposal

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from Senior Vice President of State and Federal Relations Loren Furman following the unveiling of the long-awaited public health insurance option proposal by state Sen. Kerry Donovan and Rep. Dylan Roberts: “There is no question […]

EPA Highlights a Reduction in Toxic Release, Increase in Waste Recycling in Colorado

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday spoke to the Colorado Chamber’s Energy and Environment Council about new data on chemical releases from facilities in Colorado, highlighting a reduction in pollution and an increase in recycling among the Colorado business community. Overall, total on and off-site chemical releases from 242 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) […]

WATCH: Mayors talk transportation, health care, growth at Colorado Business Day

On January 30th, 2020, the Colorado Chamber hosted Colorado Business Day, an annual event in which the business community comes together to discuss the legislative session and other key policy issues. Five mayors participated for a panel discussion titled “Mayors Mean Business for Colorado,” including Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet, […]

Costly Energy Use Tax Bill Revived, Moving to Finance Committee

House Bill 1025, which would make it more difficult for businesses to take the industrial energy use tax exemption, was approved yesterday by a 6-5 vote in the House Energy and Environment Committee after it was amended in an attempt to address concerns from its last committee hearing. The Colorado Chamber is opposed to the […]

Lawmakers Unanimously Reject Bill Preventing Employers from Implementing Zero-Tolerance Drug Policies

The House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor yesterday voted 10-0 against House Bill 1089, which would have prohibited employers from terminating employees for marijuana use off-duty. The bill would have created logistical and administrative problems for employers, contradicted agreements many businesses have with the federal government, and presented many legal issues at the state […]

Colorado Chamber Announces Support for Immunization Legislation

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at DENVER – The Colorado Chamber’s Health Care Council today voted to support Senate Bill 163, the Colorado Healthy Communities Act. The bill, by Sen. Julie Gonzales, Sen. Kevin Priola, and Rep. Kyle Mullica, seeks to improve the rate of vaccinations in schools and advance public health. […]

Costly Tax Bill Stalled in Committee After Strong Business Opposition

House Bill 1025: “A Solution Seeking a Problem” The Colorado Chamber and members of the business community testified in opposition to House Bill 1025 at the state capitol yesterday evening, successfully stalling the bill for the time being. The bill would make it significantly more difficult for businesses to take the industrial energy use tax […]