SB 20-071

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 28, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jan 28, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 12, 2020
  • Governor

Permissible Uses Of State-owned Motor Vehicles

Abstract

Legislative Audit Committee. Current law authorizes the executive director of a state agency to assign a state-owned motor vehicle to an officer or employee of the state agency (officer or employee) for commuting. A state-owned motor vehicle may also be used by an officer or employee for traveling away from home in connection with his or her job responsibilities. Pursuant to federal internal revenue service regulations, the commuting use of a state-owned motor vehicle is taxable to an officer or employee while the use of a state-owned motor vehicle for traveling away from home is not taxable to an officer or employee. Currently, a state-owned motor vehicle may be parked at an officer or employee's residence for more than one day per month only if the executive director of the state agency has assigned the vehicle to the officer or employee. The parking limitation does not distinguish between use of the state-owned motor vehicle for commuting and use of the vehicle for traveling away from home. This has caused confusion among state agencies regarding whether use of the vehicle is taxable to the officer or employee when a vehicle is parked at an officer or employee's residence for more than one night for the purpose of traveling away from home rather than for commuting. The bill clarifies the provision regarding the number of nights a state-owned motor vehicle may be parked at an officer or employee's personal residence and specifies that the limitation does not apply if the officer or employee is using the state-owned motor vehicle for the purpose of traveling away from home. In addition, the bill clarifies that commuting does not include traveling away from home as defined by the federal internal revenue service and that an officer or employee shall not use a state-owned motor vehicle for commuting unless such use is authorized pursuant to law. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Jim Smallwood

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 4
Primary

Rhonda Fields

Primary

Dafna Michaelson Jenet

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 30
Primary

Rod Bockenfeld

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 56
Primary

Votes


Feb 12, 2020

BILL

Pass

House

BILL

Pass

House

Actions


Feb 27, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Feb 12, 2020

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 11, 2020

House

House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 10, 2020

House

House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 04, 2020

House

House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Transportation & Local Government Transportation Local Government

Jan 28, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government

  • Introduction
Transportation & Local Government Transportation Local Government

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jan 27, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Jan 22, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Senate Committee of the Whole

Jan 10, 2020

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Final Act (02/27/2020) PDF
Rerevised (02/12/2020) PDF
Revised (02/10/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (01/28/2020) PDF
Engrossed (01/27/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/10/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/21/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (01/31/2020) PDF

Sources

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