ACEC Colorado is steadfast in its advocacy for the consulting engineering industry. The Council tracks legislation during session, testifies on appropriate bills that affect members’ businesses, meets with legislators on a regular basis and is available to legislators as a resource on technical and business issues. Advocating on behalf of ACEC Colorado members is one of the Council’s top strategic goals.

ACEC Colorado annually organizes a Legislative Day to connect with state leadership, raise awareness about the consulting engineering industry, and advocate for important issues that affect it.

ACEC Colorado members are encouraged to get involved and get the facts on the legislative process. Legislative Day provides intimate access to leadership as they describe the issues they must tackle and insights on the solutions they are developing.

Key Facts:

  • 654 bills were introduced during the 2019 Legislative Session.
  • ACEC Colorado tracked 93 bills that pertained to our members key areas of practice and business practices.

Advocacy Efforts

  • SB19-076 –Procurement of Consultants’ Construction Management Services for CDOT projects amended to be studied.
  • SB19-188 – Family Medical Leave Insurance Program bill amended to be a study to implement a paid family and medical leave program for all businesses.
  • Changed City of Colorado Springs’ contract to be insurable.
  • Expanded QBS trainings to include public owners.
  • Strengthened City and County of Denver Liaison with the Public Works Director Eulois Cleckley.
  • Added American Public Works Association (APWA)/Colorado Chapter as a new partner for our annual Transportation Training.
  • Supplemented our water agency partners with the addition of Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

Click here to download the current ACEC Colorado Issues Paper.

For a complete listing of legislators, bills and statutes visit Colorado General Assembly.