STATE BILL COLORADO
HB11-1209, a bill authorizing the creation of a “small business navigator,” passed Colorado’s House of Representatives today.
A press release follows.
HOUSE DEMOCRATIC COMMUNICATIONS
Rep. Jones Steers Small Business Navigator Bill Through House
(Denver) – State Representative Matt Jones (D-Louisville) passed a bill through the House today that will help Colorado small businesses navigate through red tape and access important services so they can grow and prosper. House Bill 11-1209 passed a final reading in the House on a 44-21 vote.
“This bill will help our small businesses thrive by giving them a streamlined resource to cut through red tape and help locate and use services,” said Rep. Jones. “This commonsense bill will energize our economic recovery, as small businesses are the backbone of Colorado’s economy.”
The bill creates a “small business navigator” which will provide a single point of contact for small businesses to aid them in diagnosing problems, streamlining referrals, and cutting through red tape.
More that 98% of Colorado businesses are classified as small businesses and more than 82% employ 15 people or less.
About the Colorado General Assembly House Democrats
Thirty-two Democrats comprise the minority of Colorado’s 65-member House of Representatives. Leadership for the House Democrats includes Democratic Leader Sal Pace, Asst. Democratic Leader Nancy Todd, Democratic Whip Claire Levy, Asst. Whip Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, Caucus Chair Lois Court, and Asst. Caucus Chair Su Ryden. 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