Big wins for construction industry at the Colorado Capitol

Mon, Feb 14, 2011


It has been a tough few years for the construction industry, but some good news trickled out of the Colorado Capitol last week.

Two of the bills supported by the Associated General Contractors of Colorado are moving on to the next phase of the legislative process.

House Bill 1115, sponsored by Reps. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, and John Soper, D-Thornton, lowers the payment value an entity is allowed to withhold on a construction project to ensure the work meets specification. The bill moves on to the senate following a 61-3 vote in the house.

And House Bill 1026 passed the House Economic and Development Committee on an 11-1 vote, after a lengthy hearing in which AGC members Michael Gifford, Tim Williams and Bill Robinson testified.

The AGC, which described the bill as “relatively complicated and technical,” would recognize voluntary industry stormwater management systems. HB-1026 is on its way to the Committee on Appropriations for review.

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