Colorado Legislature

Saving for Retirement
To combat a retirement security crisis, state legislators this year passed a bill establishing the Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board, to examine the feasibility of creating a savings program for employees of small businesses that don’t offer 401(k)s.
End of Session 2017
AARP Colorado is pleased to report its 2017 legislative activities. All bills referenced here were signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. Bills with an asterisk (*) note a priority vote. For more information, click here.
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On behalf of more than 660,000 AARP members in Colorado, we are pleased to share the link to all the bills we are tracking in the Colorado legislature.  Our positions are as follows:
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Keeping 9-1-1 deregulation at bay and fighting for your financial future topped the AARP legislative agenda for 2016. The following is a list of the bills AARP Colorado worked on either passing or opposing. (All bills referenced in this report were signed by Governor John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. All bills with an asterisk (*) note a priority vote. To visit our bill list for more information, click here.
Holiday Scams
With the holiday giving season approaching, a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network found that 70 percent of consumers failed a quiz about how to stay safe from common holiday scams, and many are regularly engaging in risky behaviors which could leave them at risk of being victimized by con artists.
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The Colorado Senate passed the Colorado Care Act unanimously April 15. The Act recognizes the critical role of family caregivers in keeping loved ones out of costly institutions.
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Caregiving tops the AARP agenda this session, and AARP is strongly supporting four bills that provide for older adults:
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Colorado’s 65+ population will increase by 123 percent between 2010 and 2030. Meanwhile, services for older Coloradans remain sorely underfunded.
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Over strong opposition from AARP, the Colorado Legislature passed sweeping changes as to how phone companies can do business in 2014 and beyond. These new laws — called “telecom deregulation” — may change the type of phone service available to you, how much you pay for the service, and whether you can get help from the state if you have a serious problem. Here’s what you need to know:
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For too many Coloradans, the promise of longer life expectancy is severely undermined by the prospect and fear of financial insecurity in retirement.
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