Legislative Activity

Colorado - 2015


HB 15-1132 - Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit

Sponsored by Representatives Coram and Becker

Bill Summary

HB 15-1132 would provide state income tax credits to owners of single family homes that achieve a minimum level of energy savings through home retrofit.

SWEEP supports the bill but also has some suggested modifications.

Bill Activity

  • 01/22/2015: Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Finance + Appropriations
  • 02/11/2015: House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
  • 02/26/2015: House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
  • 4/15/2015: House passed on vote of 38-27-0
  • 4/16/2015: Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy + Finance
  • 4/23/2015: Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Finance
  • 4/28/2015: Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely

HB 15-1236 - Income Tax Credits for Improving Energy Efficiency in Certain Buildings

Sponsored by Representative Winter

Bill Summary

HB 15-1236 would provide state income tax credits to new commercial and multifamily buildings that are highly energy efficient and green, as well as to existing multifamily buildings that achieve at least 20 percent energy savings.

SWEEP helped draft the bill and supports it. 

Bill Activity

  • 2/19/2015: Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy + Finance
  • 3/05/2015: House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
  • 4/30/2015: House Third Reading Passed, no amendments, on vote of 36-27-2; Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
  • 5/01/2015: Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely

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SB 15-272 - Transportation Bonding

Sponsored by Senator Baumgardner; Representative DelGrosso

Bill Summary

SB 272 takes $220 million/year out of CDOT’s budget for twenty years to pay off $3.5 billion in bonds for new construction. This is $4.4 billion that was originally slated for maintaining existing roads and bridges. Ninety percent of the money would be used for large road expansion projects, including on C-470, I-25 and I-70. SB 272 is fiscally unwise, will degrade Colorado’s existing roads and bridges; does not reflect Coloradans’ funding priorities for transportation; and will increase driving and related energy use and emissions.

SWEEP opposes this bill.

Bill Activity

  • 4/21/2015: Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
  • 4/30/2015: Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
  • 5/01/2015: Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
  • 5/04/2015: House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely