The Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Government Affairs Committee that meets bi-weekly on Mondays at 4:00 PM to discuss upcoming legislation and news impacting the business community. Please contact kayla@fruitachamber.org if you are interested in participating or have a bill you wish to see the committee discuss. 

Government Affairs Committee Updates

  •  March 17, 2021On March 15, the FACC Government Affairs Committee met and heard State and Federal Legislature updates from Alyssa Logan representing Senator Bennet’s Office, Hogan Peterson, representing Congresswoman Boebart’s office, Senator Ray Scott, and Representative Janice Rich. Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland and Cody Davis discussed their recent initiative and letter to Governor Polis regarding reopening Mesa County. CLICK HERE to read the full update. 
  • March 5, 2021On Monday, March 1st, the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee received legislative updates from Senator Ray Scott, Western Slope Regional Director, Hogan Peterson for Congresswoman Boebert’s office, Representative Janice Rich, and Representative Matt Soper. CLICK HERE to read the full update. 

Key Issues

Labor & Employment Mandates

The FACC supports legislation that creates a competitive business environment and makes Colorado an attractive place to do business. This includes reducing unnecessary administrative and regulatory burdens.

Healthcare and Insurance

The FACC supports legislation that improves healthcare in a financially responsible manner. This includes
public education of the healthcare system, early screening/detection, and preventative healthcare.

The FACC supports legislation that allows employers to pick what plans are best for their business and
their employees.

The FACC supports legislation that allows small businesses the ability to band together to address
healthcare needs of employees and their families.

Education and Workforce

The FACC supports legislation that attracts and retains industries in Colorado with high paying, quality
jobs.

The FACC supports legislation that emphasizes educational career exploration and local control of
educational curriculum.

The FACC supports legislation that allows our community to cooperate with higher education to attract
and retain an educated workforce.

Transportation and Infrastructure

The FACC supports legislation that has an all Colorado approach to transportation and infrastructure.

This includes funding for projects around the state and at all levels of government.
The FACC supports legislation that encourages the use of local contractors and labor.

Taxation

The FACC supports legislation that makes Colorado’s structure competitive for business attraction and
retention while being accountable to the taxpayers.

Energy

The FACC supports legislation that is an all of the above approach to developing affordable energy.

The FACC supports legislation that recognizes the rights of both surface and subsurface property
owners.

The FACC supports legislation that distributes severance taxes and mineral lease payments to
communities impacted by energy development.

Environmental

The FACC supports legislation that responsibly develops state and federal lands including a duel use
philosophy.

The FACC opposes legislation that creates unnecessary environmental regulations on business.

Legal Reform

The FACC supports legislation that restores personal responsibility and prevents frivolous and exorbitant
lawsuits and associated costs.

Agriculture

The FACC opposes legislation that creates unnecessary regulations on the agricultural industry.

The FACC supports legislation that clarifies the difference between commodified livestock and domestic
pets and companions.

Veterans

The FACC supports legislation that provides our military members with resources before, during and
after their service.

The FACC supports legislation that encourages businesses to employ veterans.

Interestd in Joining the FACC Government Affairs Committee?

Interest forms may be submitted to kayla@fruitachamber.org

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