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The First Regular Session of the 69th Colorado General Assembly convened on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Per the state Constitution, the legislature will meet for no more than 120 days, and it adjourned on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. In this session, there were 32 brand-new, first-time legislators -- 28 in the House and four in the Senate. Another six current House members moved to the Senate. Gov. John Hickenlooper is serving his third year and does not stand for re-election until 2014.
Kenneth W. Lund, the Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) reflects "on a very successful legislative session for Colorado's economy" in a message to partners and the public. He stated, "We worked hard this session to move forward our goal of making Colorado the most globally competitive state in the nation. These bills create exciting opportunities for us to strengthen Colorado's businesses, create jobs, and entice companies in other states to make Colorado their new home." Click here to see the biills and read the whole message.
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce released the fourth annual edition of its Colorado General Assembly legislative scorecard. The Chamber’s goal with the legislative scorecard is to ensure that Colorado’s state elected officials have a clear understanding of where their positions and pro-business ideals intersect.
Earlier in the year, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce also released its annual policy document during its business policy briefing for legislators. Healthcare, transportation, and education reform—as the pillars of economic development—will drive the business policy agenda during the session.
Focused on preserving and enhancing a competitive business climate in the Centennial State, the Colorado Competitive Council (C3), an affiliate of the DMCC, is a statewide organization providing direct lobbying and business advocacy at the state legislative level. C3 steering committee members and investors represent organizations and business interests from across Colorado
Comprehensive legislative reports prepared by Danny Tomlinson, lobbyist for the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC), are available to investors. The reports include detailed, up-to-date bill summaries on legislation affecting economic development and businesses in Metro Denver and Colorado.