The work of the Public Policy Committee is one of the most important value propositions to a Hispanic-owned business member of the Chamber. The member is looking to the Chamber to make him or her aware of public policy issues that will affect the member’s business environment. The member is expecting that the Chamber will be more effective in influencing public policy than the member would be able to accomplish alone.
The Public Policy Committee is open to any Chamber member in good standing. Committee members may but are not required to be affiliated with any political party or group. The Committee’s focus is on how the Hispanic business owner is impacted by local, state and federal initiatives, propositions, regulations and legislation. This Committee is designed to have a broad cross section of opinions and voices in order to produce balanced and objective position recommendations to the Chamber Board of Directors and to identify areas to be monitored, explained, communicated and advocated on behalf of Hispanic-owned business members.
Committee meetings are regularly visited by public officials and are an excellent opportunity for members to be involved in shaping public policy. The Committee meets once per month, except during the General Session of the State Legislature, during which period the meetings are held twice monthly.
Hispanic Chamber's end of session 2017 report HERE
Hispanic Chamber's stance on 2015 Ballot Measures:
HB15 - 1027 In-State Tuition American Indian Tribes
HB15 -1200 Highly Effective Teachers and Low Performing Schools
HB15-1161 Public Accomidation First Amendment Rights
HB15- 1171 State Freedom of Conscience Protection Act
HB15- 1276 Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Act
SB15- 079 Doc Recording Fee to Fund Affordible Housing
SB15-177 HOA Construction Defects Lawsuit Approval Timelines
Hispanic Chamber's stance on 2014 Ballot Messures:
Proposition 105: Colorado Mandatory Labeling of GMOs
Amendment 67: Colorado Definition of Person and Child Initiative
Amendment 68: Colorado Horse Racetrack Limited Gaming Proceeds for K-12 Education
Proposition 104: Colorado School Board Open Meetings
The Public Policy Committee will advance and ultimately accomplish the agenda of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver at the local, state and national levels in order for the Chamber to accomplish its mission of advancing the growth of Hispanic business in the Denver area.
The committee meets twice a month during the Legislation Session and once a month starting in May.
First Tuesday of every month at 4:00pm–5:30pm
During the Legislation Session the committee meets the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of the month from 4:00pm–5:30pm