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February 2, 2018

Governmental Affairs Committee Update:
On Tuesday morning, after the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee received updates from the state capitol from Senator Ray Scott, and Representative Dan Thurlow, the committee took action on the following bills:
Chamber Supports:

  • HB18-1004 Continue Child Care Contribution Tax Credit

  • HB18-1022 DOR Department of Revenue Issue Sales Tax Request For Information

  • HB18-1069 Reclaimed Water Use for Toilet Flushing

  • HB18-1093 Reclaimed Water Use for Edible Crops

  • SB18-042 Creation of the Agriculture Workforce Development Program

Chamber Opposes:

  • HB18-1001 FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program

  • HB18-1071 Regulate Oil & Gas Operations to Protect Public Safety

  • SB18-064 Require 100% Renewable Energy By 2035

Chamber is Monitoring:

If you have a bill you would like the committee to consider, contact 

The next legislative videoconference will be held on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 AM, at the Chamber in the lower conference room. Click to register online

Thank you to videoconference sponsor: Home Loan Insurance.

Energy Briefing on February 14:
The Chamber’s first Energy Briefing of the year will take place on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel. The Energy Briefing will feature Kirk Daehling, the General Manager of Natural Soda. Natural Soda is located just north of Parachute, where they recover sodium bicarbonate through a process known as solution mining. Doors open at 12:00 PM. To register for this event, click here

Remote Testimony for HB18-1001:
Remote Testimony for HB18-1001 “Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program” is scheduled for next Tuesday at 1:30 PM on February 6, 2018 at CMU’s University Center. If passed, this bill would create a family medical leave insurance program to provide partial wage-replacements to eligible individuals who take leave from work to take care of a child or family member. This bill also mandates that all businesses, regardless of size, to administer the program for employees. To sign up for the remote testimony, click here.

State of the Union: 
On Tuesday night, President Trump gave his first State of the Union address. In his address, President Trump outlined his agenda for his second year in office, including a $1.5 billion infrastructure plan, and an immigration package that would offer citizenship for “dreamers” in exchange for increased security along the border. To read the full text of President Trump’s State of the Union address, click here

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