Victories from the 2019-2020 Session of the Colorado General Assembly

Date: March 29, 2020

Tax simplification, paid leave defeat highlight accomplishments for small business

Stopped Paid Family Leave Mandate

NFIB Colorado and its coalition partners blocked efforts to impose a one-size-fits-all law on small businesses by requiring them, regardless of employee size, to provide up to 12 weeks paid leave to employees. It would have included employers who already offer the benefit. As a result of coalition efforts, the bill was amended to a study to be addressed during the summer interim.

Won Law on Juvenile Enterprises

NFIB helped lead the efforts to prohibit local governments from requiring business licenses from children operating lemon aid stands or similar type enterprises during a limited number of days and as long as they did not interfere with other local businesses. The bill was brought as a result of two young children being cited by local police for operating a lemon aid stand in front of their house.

Secured Tax-Simplification Law

NFIB and its coalition partners successfully pushed for passage of Senate Bill 19-006, which requires the Office of Information Technology to conduct a sourcing method for the development of an electronic sales and use tax simplification system and include the input of stakeholders regarding the scope of work. The bill also requires the Department of Revenue to establish the implementation of the system. This legislation will lead to the simplification of Colorado’s complicated sales and use tax collection and remittance process.

Gov. Jaren Polis signs lemonade bill into law with State Director Tony Gagliardi, behind in gold tie, looking on.


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