• AGC Advocacy Report

  • Michael Gifford, AGC Advocacy Director
    May 31, 2024



  • State

    HB24-1008 Wage Theft - What's Next?
    AGC led the coalition effort all session long to oppose the Wage Theft bill HB24-1008 Wage Claims Construction Industry Contractors. The Result? On Friday May 17 Gov Polis vetoed the wage theft bill! AGC thanks Gov Polis for this important veto. Please click here to send a thank you email to Gov Polis for vetoing HB24-1008 Wage Theft.
    What happens next?
    AGC has submitted our ideas for improvements to the existing wage claim investigation and adjudication system at CDLE (Colorado Dept of Labor &Employment) and is meeting with CDLE to brainstorm additional actions in the short and long term. The Governor's Veto letter asked CDLE to submit recommendations to the Gov within 60 days of May 17. Stay tuned for more info.
    AGC Leans In to Help Construction Friendly Candidates for the June 25, 2024 Primary Election
    AGC Advocacy Director Michael Gifford joined the Colorado Chamber of Commerce in interviewing state legislative candidates ahead of the June 25, 2024 primary election. AGC is investing $100,000 to support business and construction friendly candidates in the June Primary Election and will then re-interview candidates for the November 2024 General Election in partnership with the BuildingJobs4Colorado Coalition and also in partnership with the Colorado Chamber. AGC will produce a voter guide for the Nov 2024 election. Stay tuned for more info as the June 25, 2024 Primary Election quickly approaches‚Äč.
    AGC Legislative Committee Annual Celebration on June 24
    After a long but successful 2024 legislative session, the AGC Legislative Committee will meet for it’s Annual End-of-Session celebration & reception on June 24 from 3-5pm. All regular meetings of the committee are via Zoom, so this is a once-a-year chance to meet in person, network, and celebrate success for the construction industry. The committee is also inviting members of the Wage Theft Bill Coalition to attend this year to celebrate the defeat of this bill.
    All member companies are eligible to have a member on the Legislative Committee. To attend a meeting and check it out or join the committee, email Nicole Hoekstra at nicole@agccolorado.org or call Nicole at 303-388-2422.
    AGC Bill Tracker
    For a complete list of AGC bill positions see our handy dandy AGC Bill Tracker
    For questions, contact Michael Gifford at mgifford@agccolorado.org
  • Federal

    AGC Urges Congress to Act on Work Zone Safety 
    AGC Survey Finds That Nearly Two-Thirds Of Firms Working On Highway Upgrades Experienced Vehicles Crashing Into Work Zones During The Past Year. - Read more
    Register Now for the Climate Change in Construction Seminar
    Hear From Industry Experts About Carbon Reporting In Construction. - Read more
    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Water Permitting Case
    U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Up Case That Could Provide Clarity on Clean Water Act Permits. - Read more
    Last Chance to Register for the Federal Contractors Conference
    Join Us in Washington, D.C. from June 10 - 12.  - Read more
    Congress Begins Work on Defense Bill
    AGC Advocates for Construction Industry Priorities in the National Defense Authorization Act.  - Read more