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Mar 19, 2013 1:19 PM by JD Downing

Job bills pass in state legislature

DENVER - Tuesday, the House gave final approval to three bills to boost the state's economy and connect Coloradans to good jobs.

HB13-1123 by Rep. Tony Exum Sr. (D-Colorado Springs) will allow unemployed Coloradans to waive confidentiality requirements so the state can forward their names and contact information to employers and private job placement organizations.

HB13-1138 by Rep. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs) creates a new class of businesses -- benefit corporations, with the freedom to pursue beneficial causes as well as profits. The bill will attract social impact investors to Colorado, funding more companies and creating jobs.

HB13-1208 by Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver) allows the state to make infrastructure investments in creative districts, increasing jobs and economic activity and revitalizing communities.

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