Legislative Activity

Colorado - 2018


SB18-001 - Transportation Infrastructure Funding

Sponsored By: Sen. R. Scott, Sen. K. Donovan, Rep. F. Winter, Rep. L. Saine

Bill Summary

SB18-001 passed the Senate and was signed into law by the Governor Hickenlooper on May 31, 2018.SB18-001 passed the Senate and was signed into law by the Governor Hickenlooper on May 31, 2018.This bill transfers a total of $645 million from the general fund to transportation during the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 fiscal years, and refers a measure to the ballot in 2019 for $2.4 billion in transportation bonding. SWEEP supported this bill because it creates a new multimodal transportation options fund that can fund public transit, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and new options such as shared electric vehicles; allocates 15% of the funds to this multimodal fund; allocates 15% of 2018-19 and 2019-20 are allocated to local governments for either road or multimodal transportation; and the bill removes existing restrictions on cities and counties using state gas tax revenues for public transit operations.

SWEEP supported this bill.

Bill Activity

  • SB18-001 passed the Senate and was signed into law by the Governor Hickenlooper on May 31, 2018.

SB18-047 - Repeal Tax Credits Innovative Vehicles

Sponsored By: Sen. V. Marble, Rep. L. Saine

Bill Summary

SB18-047 would have repealed Colorado’s tax credits for electric vehicles, hydrogen vehicles and natural gas vehicles. SWEEP opposed this repeal, as the tax credits have helped make Colorado one of the top 6 markets in the nation for EV market share, with annual growth rates of over 50%.

SWEEP supported this bill.

Bill Activity

  • SB18-047 passed Senate and failed in the House Transportation and Energy Committee.

SB18-216 - Alternative Fuel Vehicles Public Utilities

Sponsored By: Sen. K. Priola, Sen. A. Williams

Bill Summary

SB18-216 would have repealed an existing prohibition on utility ownership of charging and fueling infrastructure; established that there are public benefits to transportation electrification; and articulated a set of standards that the PUC would use to review utility applications for transportation electrification. The bill had bipartisan support, including 3 senate Republican sponsors, but was defeated on a party line vote in the senate transportation committee.

SWEEP supported this bill.

Bill Activity

  • SB18-216 failed in Senate Transportation Committee and was postponed indefinitely.