We track state bills affecting our nonprofit community. These bills include, but are not limited to:
- Issues particular to the nonprofit sector. For example tax incentives for charitable giving, updates to the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act, or changes to oversight of charitable fundraising under the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act.
- General public policy issues that affect nonprofits. For example, employment and labor issues, health care, education, and state fiscal policy, etc.
- Issues with a broad impact on nonprofits’ areas of service. For example, government grants and contracting processes, workplace giving by government employees, etc.
Bills We Support
What it does:The division investigates and enforces Colorado's civil rights, discrimination and public accommodation laws. The bill continues the division and commission through 2027.
Why we support it: Protecting the civil rights of Coloradans is an important value and focus of many Colorado nonprofits. The division and commission uphold legal protection of these values.
What it does: Creates a 50% income tax credit between 2020 and 2029 for individual or corporate donations to eligible 501(c)(3) residential real estate developers that building affordable housing units in Colorado.
Why we support it: The bill is estimated to generate up to $40 million of donations per year and $224 million in economic impact by nonprofits who work on affordable housing. Homeownership will benefit families and local economies.
What it does: Authorizes the department of local affairs to coordinate the provision of non-monetary resources to assist with job retention or creation in a rural community experiencing a significant economic event, such as a plant closure or layoffs, including industry-wide layoffs, that has a significant, quantifiable impact on jobs within that community.
Why we support it: The bill would have the ability to assist nonprofits in rural communities. Assistance includes job training and workforce development, technical assistance, or other non-monetary resources.
What it does: Taxpayers making monetary contributions up to $100,000 to “Accepted Child Care Centers” are allowed an income tax credit equal to 50% of the value of the contribution. This bill extends the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit through 2025.
Why we support it: This bill would maintain charitable giving to nonprofit child care organizations. This bill supports working families, including nonprofit employees.
What it does: This bill extends the Low-Income Tax Credit through 2024 and changes the name to "Affordable Housing Tax Credit." This credit provides tax incentives to developers who invest in low-income housing.
Why we support it: The bill incentivizes developers to build affordable housing structures and benefits nonprofits working with affordable housing and development.
What it does: This bill restores the ability of certain special districts to levy taxes on retail marijuana. This includes districts like the Regional Transportation District, local health districts and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
Why we support it: This bill corrects a mistake made in SB17-267, and provides the necessary and proper levy to special districts and government agencies. The increase in revenue for these districts will support nonprofits that benefit from these services and strengthen Colorado's communities.
Our bill tracker lists all the state bills affecting Colorado’s nonprofit community that we are tracking in 2018.
2018 Public Policy Agenda
Legislative Session Report
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Resources for Building Relationships with Legislators
Please visit our Public Policy Resources page for tools and resources to help your nonprofit organization get involved in public policy and build relationships with policymakers.