2019 State Legislative Advocacy Agenda
Advance the SHOP Act through the 2019 Legislative Session to support Capital Construction & Equipment Funding for CTE Programs
Seek exemption from current CDLE regulations to allow 15-17 year-olds to perform paid internships on construction jobsites
Apply for WORK Act Cycle 5 funding
Support Federal Perkins Act Funding Changes – encourage use for construction programs in high schools
Support 2019 legislative efforts to encourage more affordable & attainable housing
Oppose 1% residential growth limitation measure on Nov. 2019 or 2020 state ballot. Oppose Ballot Question on the July 2019 ballot in Lakewood. Partner with CHBA, Colorado Concern, DMCC, NAIOP and other business associations in an issue committee for both state and Lakewood.
Oppose Initiative 300 on the May 2019 ballot in Denver.
State Capital Construction & Controlled Maintenance
Support additional Funding for BEST grants for K-12 school construction
Highlight the need to fund 1% of Current Replacement Value (CRV) of state buildings for Controlled Maintenance annually. Current CRV is $14B for 2,200 buildings at 44 state agencies and higher education so $140M should be budgeted annually. The state has met this target only twice in 20 years and the average amount is under $30M.
Infrastructure & Transportation Funding
Support additional general fund appropriations for state & local transportation improvements.
Work through a dozen AGC supported coalitions and organizations to oppose regulations that will hurt construction industry or the overall business climate. Coalitions and organizations include:
Adams County Economic Development
Aurora Economic Development Council
Building Jobs 4 Colorado
Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development
C3 – Colorado Competitiveness Council
Colorado Real Estate Alliance
Colorado Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Civil Justice League
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Denver Partnership
Hispanic Contractors of Colorado
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Simplify Colorado Sales Tax Coalition