Legislative Activity

Colorado - 2019


HB19-1157 - Modify Specific Ownership Tax Rates

Sponsored By: Rep. Larry Liston

Bill Summary

Concerning the modification of specific ownership tax rates, and, in connection therewith, requiring additional specific ownership tax revenue generated by the rate modifications to be credited to the highway users tax fund and allocated to the state highway fund, counties, and municipalities in accordance with an existing statutory formula.

SWEEP opposes this Bill. Lost.

Bill Activity

  • As of Mar. 20, 2019: House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Postpone Indefinitely. Lost.

HB19-1159 - Modify Innovative Motor Vehicle Income Tax Credits

Sponsored By: Rep. Sonya Jaquez Lewis | Rep. Matt Gray | Sen. Jessie Danielson

Bill Summary

Concerning modifications to the income tax credits for innovative motor vehicles.

SWEEP supported this Bill. Passed.

Bill Activity

  • As of May 3, 2019: House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

HB19-1198 - Electric Vehicle Grant Fund

Sponsored By: Rep. Alex Valdez | Rep. Donald Valdez | Sen. Jeff Bridges | Sen. Kevin Priola

Bill Summary

Concerning the powers and duties of the electric vehicle grant fund.

SWEEP supported this Bill. Passed.

Bill Activity

  • As of Apr. 17, 2019: Governor Signed

HB19-1199 - Colorado Clean Pass Act

Sponsored By: Rep. Alex Valdez | Sen. Brittany Pettersen | Sen. Faith Winter

Bill Summary

Concerning the conditions under which operation of a plug-in electric motor vehicle on an express lane without regard to the number of persons in the vehicle and without payment of a toll or with payment of a reduced toll is allowed.

SWEEP supported this Bill. Lost.

Bill Activity

  • As of Apr. 15, 2019: House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely. Lost.

HB19-1231 - New Appliance Energy And Water Efficiency Standards

Sponsored By: Rep. M. Froelich | Rep. C. Kipp | Sen. Pete Lee | Sen. Kevin Priola

Bill Summary

Concerning efficiency standards for equipment sold in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, requiring certain appliances, plumbing fixtures, and other products sold for residential or commercial use to meet energy efficiency and water efficiency standards.

SWEEP supports this bill. Passed.

Bill Activity

  • As of May 3, 2019: House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

HB19-1258 - Allocate Voter-approved Revenue For Education & Transportation

Sponsored By: Rep. KC Becker | Rep. Julie McCluskie | Sen. Lois Court | Sen. Kevin Priola

Bill Summary

Concerning the allocation of money that the state keeps and spends as a result of a voter-approved revenue change at the 2019 statewide election.

SWEEP supports this Bill. Passed.

Bill Activity

  • As of Apr. 29, 2019: Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

HB19-1260 - Building Energy Codes - Concerning an update to the minimum energy code for the construction of buildings.

Sponsored By: Rep. Cathy Kipp | Rep. Alex Valdez | Sen. Faith Winter | Senator Kevin Priola

Bill Summary

The bill requires local jurisdictions to adopt one of the 3 most recent versions of the international energy conservation code at a minimum, upon updating any other building code, and encourages local jurisdictions to update the Colorado energy office on any changes to the jurisdictions' building and energy codes.

SWEEP supports this bill. Passed. 

Bill Activity

  • As of May 13, 2019: Sent to the Governor

HB19-1298 - Electric Motor Vehicle Charging Station Parking

Sponsored By: Rep. Jovan Melton | Sen. Kevin Priola

Bill Summary

Concerning the use of electric motor vehicle charging stations for parking a motor vehicle.

SWEEP supports this Bill. Passed.

Bill Activity

  • As of May 3, 2019: House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

HB19-1325 - Electric Car Manufacturers May Sell Directly To Consumers

Sponsored By: Rep. Chris Hansen | Rep. Hugh McKean | Sen. Kevin Priola | Sen. Jeff Bridges

Bill Summary

Concerning increasing consumer access to electric motor vehicles by allowing electric motor vehicle manufacturers to sell their own electric motor vehicles directly to consumers.

SWEEP supported this Bill. Lost.

Bill Activity

  • As of Apr. 24, 2019: House Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments

SB19-051 - Increase General Fund Funding For Transportation

Sponsored By: Sen. Ray Scott | Sen. John Cooke

Bill Summary

Concerning the dedication of additional general fund money to fund transportation needs.

SWEEP opposed this Bill. Lost.

Bill Activity

  • As of Apr. 25, 2019: Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

SB19-053 - California Motor Vehicle Emission Standards

Sponsored By: Sen. John Cooke

Bill Summary

Concerning a prohibition on the air quality control commission adopting air quality control standards for motor vehicles that are more stringent than the federal standards.

SWEEP opposed this Bill. Lost. Matt Frommer testified against the bill on 2/13/19 in the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

Bill Activity

  • As of Feb. 14, 2019: Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely. Lost.

SB19-077 - Electric Motor Vehicles Public Utility Services

Sponsored By: Sen. K. Priola | Sen. A. Williams | Rep. C. Hansen

Bill Summary

Concerning measures that affect the development of infrastructure used by electric motor vehicles, and, in connection therewith, establishing a process at the Colorado public utilities commission whereby a public utility may undertake implementation of an electric motor vehicle infrastructure program within the area covered by the utility's certificate of public convenience and necessity.

SWEEP supported this Bill. Passed. Matt Frommer is engaged in the stakeholder group convened by Senators Williams and Priola.

Bill Activity

  • As of May 1, 2019: Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass

SB19-236 - Sunset Public Utilities Commission

Sponsored By: Sen. Leroy Garcia | Sen. Stephen Fenberg | Rep. Chris Hansen | Rep. KC Becker

Bill Summary

SB19-236 includes a requirement that electric utilities and the Colorado PUC use a carbon emissions cost of at least $46 per ton of CO2 in all resource planning deliberations and decisions, including energy efficiency plan and program evaluations. This policy should result in additional energy efficiency and demand response programs passing cost effectiveness screening. SB19-236 also includes a requirement that wholesale electric cooperatives submit resource plans to the Colorado PUC for review and approval. This policy could lead to expansion of the energy efficiency and demand response programs implemented by Tri-State Generation and Transmission as well as local rural electric cooperatives in the state.

SWEEP supported this bill. Passed.

Bill Activity

  • As of May 3, 2019: Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

SB19-239 - Address Impacts Of Transportation Changes

Sponsored By: Sen. Faith Winter | Sen. Jeff Bridges | Rep. Matt Gray | Rep. Chris Hansen

Bill Summary

Concerning means of addressing the impacts of technological and business model changes related to commercial vehicles, and, in connection therewith, requiring the department of transportation to convene and consult with a stakeholder group to examine impacts of new transportation technologies and business models, identify means of addressing impacts, and report findings and make recommendations to the general assembly.

SWEEP supported this Bill. Passed.

Bill Activity

  • As of May 2, 2019: Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass