Government Affairs

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SHRM Government Affairs News

Second Annual Day at the Capitol

A unique experience where you will be whisked through various elements of the democratic process including:

  • Learn how to effectively advocate.
  • Watch your legislators at work with a seat on the Senate floor.
  • Take a tour of our beautiful Capitol building and learn its rich history.
  • Meet with your legislators to discuss current workplace issues.
  • Observe committees in action as they discuss and debate proposed legislation.

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Legislative Snippet Editions

October 2013
July 2013
March 2013
November 2012
September 2012
July 2012

May 2012

March 2010
February 2009 
September 2008 
October 2008

  • Colorado Legislative Information Website

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Colorado General Assembly Meeting Times and Locations

Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee:
Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 pm in Senate Committee, Room 354.

House Business Affairs and Labor Committee:
Wednesday afternoons at 1:30pm, Room 0112.

Daily Schedules can be found on the General Assembly’s website:

National, Regional and Local SHRM Resources for Colorado

BAHRA, Brad Hendrick, Legislative Affairs Director,
MH-SHRM, Maggie Maxwell, President,
CSSHRM, Kathy Vincent, Legislative Affairs Directors,
HCHRA, Lisa Ponder, President,
NCHRA, David Dixon, Legislative Affairs Director,
SHRM Southwest Central Region:
WCHRA, Tonya McFarland, President,

Legislative Affairs Director

Lara J. Makinen, PHR
Human Resources Generalist

Colorado Register & Vote

Register to vote 

Colorado Voting Laws

Time:  Employees must be allowed to be absent from work for up to two hours in order to vote unless the employee has three or more consecutive non-working hours during the polling period.  To be eligible for the time off an employee must make an application prior to the day of the election.  Employers may specify the hours for the absence.  At employee request, such hours must be either at the beginning or end of the shift.

Pay:  The employer must pay absent employees their normal wages for the two hours. 

Penalties:  Failure to comply with Colorado law may subject employers to fines up to $1,000 and/or jail for up to one year. 

Internet Resources

U.S. Department of Labor
HR Legal News
Government Track  Track bills and members of the United States Congress
Find Law
  Legal information, lawyer profiles and a community to help you make legal decisions
Real Clear Politics  Opinion, news, analysis, videos and polls
BLR  leading provider of compliance and training solutions in the hr-employment (DOL), compensation, safety (OSHA) and environmental (EPA) areas
ELT, Inc. Ethics and compliance experts

Executive Branch Resources:

Legislative Branch Resources:

Judicial Branch Resources:

Colorado Legislative Council

SHRM Express Request:  Colorado State Law Resources

SHRM’s Focus on HR video series:

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