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The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

H-2B actions needed ASAP 4-18-17 Email
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 02:00 PM

Save the H-2B programPlease reach out to your Senators this week and ask them to sign the letter (download here ) that Senator Flake (R-AZ) is circulating. It will be sent to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Schumer on Friday.

Current signatories on the letter are Senators Tillis (R-NC), King (I-ME) and Sullivan (R-AK). Please call your Senators today and urge them to sign onto this important letter asking for Congress to re-instate the H-2B returning worker exemption.

You can reach your Senators through the Capitol switchboard at 202-225-3121 or directly:

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Update on commercial vehicle legislation [spring 2017] Email
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 02:00 PM


HB 1061 and HB 1105 were signed into law in Colorado during the current legislative session.

HB-1061, created by Colorado Motor Carriers Association and sponsored by Reps. J Becker & Melton and Senators Scott & Todd, defines commercial vehicles at a weight of 16,000 pounds rather than at 10,000 pounds due to the state mandates.

HB 1105 narrows the circumstances in which physical inspection of a vehicle is required before issuing legal documentation identifying the vehicle. If the vehicle was purchased from an out-of-state owner/dealer, an additional VIN inspection in Colorado is no longer required.

 
2017 Day on the Hill planned Email
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 02:00 AM

Legislative day on the HillFrom July 16 to 19, ALCC will welcome a delegation of members to Washington, D.C. for the landscape industry’s 2017 Legislative Day on the Hill, presented by NALP.

This trip is an opportunity for ALCC members to get to know their Congressional representatives and make their concerns heard. It’s also a chance to learn more about ALCC leadership and see how rewarding it can be to get involved.

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Support SB 156 (4-14-17) Email
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Friday, April 14, 2017 12:22 PM


Please email the members of the House State Affairs Committee asking that they support SB 156 so it can move to full vote on the House floor.

The House State Affairs Committee will hear SB 156 on Wednesday.

This comprehensive defects reform bill is backed by the Metro Mayors Caucus, which represents 40 mayors and millions of constituents. It is also supported by the Colorado Municipal League, Habitat for Humanity and Housing Colorado, among others. And SB 156 passed the Colorado State Senate with bipartisan support.

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Urge the Senate Appropriations Committee to oppose SB 45! Email
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 02:00 AM


Oppose SB45While ALCC supports Colorado construction defects reform, Senate Bill 45 does not provide much-needed protections. The bill will continue to block the construction of attainable housing in Colorado by stripping legal protections put into place by state law and adding another lawyer of litigation on already over-burdened courts.

This bill also puts the interests of insurance companies ahead of the insured and hurts construction professionals, who must buy costly insurance to stay in business.

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