Legislative Activity

Colorado - 2020


HB20-1155 - Higher Efficiency New Construction Residence

Sponsored By: Rep. Alex Valdez | Rep. Michael Weissman

Bill Summary

This bill adds EV charging, prewiring, a 208-240-volt plug, heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters to the current solar readiness options that builders must offer new home buyers.

Current law requires homebuilders to offer new home buyers solar or solar readiness. This bill adds that they offer EV charging, EV readiness, electric heating, and water heating. SWEEP is not a proponent of this bill since, as we've seen with the current law, simply offering these options results in no noticeable increase in installations. If the bill were to be amended to require installation of at least a couple of these options, SWEEP would be in support.

SWEEP supports with amendments.

Bill Activity

  • As of Jan. 17, 2020: Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment
  • As of Feb. 13, 2020: House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
  • As of Feb. 19, 2020: House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
  • As of Feb. 21, 2020: House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

SB20-044 - Sales and Use Tax for Transportation

Sponsored By: Sen. Paul Lundeen | Rep. Terri Carver

Bill Summary

Concerning the allocation of sales and use tax revenue attributable to sales or use of vehicles and related items to transportation funding, and, in connection therewith, providing additional funding for state, county, and municipal road and bridge projects.

SWEEP opposes this bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Jan. 8, 2020: Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
  • As of Jan. 29, 2020: Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

SB20-094 - Plug-in Electric Motor Vehicle Registration Fees

Sponsored By: Sen. Kevin Priola

Bill Summary

Concerning the imposition of additional plug-in electric motor vehicle registration fees by the high-performance transportation enterprise, and, in connection therewith, making the total amount of registration fees imposed on such vehicles roughly equal to the combined amount of registration fees and motor fuel taxes imposed on vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.

SWEEP opposes this bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Jan. 13, 2020: Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
  • As of Feb. 13, 2020: Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

SB20-167 - Electric Vehicle Manufacturer and Dealer

Sponsored By: Sen. Ken Priola | Sen. Chris Hansen | Rep. KC Becker

Bill Summary

This bill would allow additional manufacturers beyond Tesla to directly market electric vehicles in Colorado

Current law requires homebuilders to offer new home buyers solar or solar readiness. This bill adds that they offer EV charging, EV readiness, electric heating, and water heating. SWEEP is not a proponent of this bill since, as we've seen with the current law, simply offering these options results in no noticeable increase in installations. If the bill were to be amended to require installation of at least a couple of these options, SWEEP would be in support.

SWEEP supports this bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Feb. 13, 2020: Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
  • As of Feb. 18, 2020: Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
  • As of Feb. 21, 2020: Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
  • As of Feb. 24, 2020: Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments