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Kerr Bill Helping Small Business Employees Get Life Insurance Passes Initial House Vote
(Denver) – Rep. Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood) is looking out for small businesses and their employees with House Bill 1203. His bill allows sole proprietors and small businesses to provide group life insurance coverage to their employees. The bill passed an initial vote in the House today.
HB 1203 will change the minimum number of lives requirement from the group life insurance statute from three to one. The measure provides a benefit to Colorado’s small businesses currently only afforded to larger companies.
“This bill will help Colorado’s small businesses become more competitive by allowing them to provide helpful benefits to their employees,” said Rep. Kerr.
The bill is sponsored by Pat Steadman (D-Denver) in the Senate.
About the Colorado General Assembly Majority Party
Thirty-seven Democrats comprise the majority of Colorado’s 65-member House of Representatives. Leadership for the 67th General Assembly includes Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll; Majority Leader Paul Weissmann; Speaker Pro Tempore Buffie McFadyen, Assistant Majority Leader Andy Kerr, Caucus Chair Karen Middleton and Majority Whip Christine Scanlan. Current and past House proceedings can be seen on Comcast Channel 165 or at www.coloradochannel.net. Breaking news, legislator biographies and photos are available at www.coloradohouse.org.