While bills that would shut down Colorado’s health-insurance exchange and jump-start the process of construction-defects reform stole most of the attention on the first day of the 2017 legislative session Wednesday, elected officials from the House and Senate introduced 118 first-day bills overall, including quite a few that will affect business owners significantly.

The measures affect everything from the amount of business personal property tax that companies pay, to the amount of time executives must give off for parental leave, to which state contractors must pay union-level wages.

Take look at some of the bills legislators will be debating in the coming 119 days at the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/2j6ittY