SB 20-204

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 05, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 05, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 12, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jun 30, 2020

Additional Resources To Protect Air Quality

Abstract

The act creates the air quality enterprise and specifies that its revenues are exempt from the state constitution's TABOR provisions. The enterprise will conduct air quality modeling, monitoring, data assessment, and research; implement emission mitigation projects; and provide its data to the division of administration (division) and the air quality control commission (commission) in the department of public health and environment (department) to facilitate the administration of the state's air quality laws, including by facilitating the timely issuance and effective enforcement of appropriate emission permits. The enterprise is governed by a board of directors comprised of the executive director of the department or the executive director's designee and 9 members appointed by the governor and representing the commission, fee payers, business management, and scientific researchers. The board shall establish by rule the following enterprise fees in an amount that, in aggregate, reflects the value of the services the enterprise provides: A fee per ton of air pollutant; A fee for services performed for third parties for air quality modeling, monitoring, assessment, or research; A fee for emission mitigation project services. The fees are credited to the newly created air quality enterprise cash fund. Revenue collected from the fees must not exceed the following amounts: For state fiscal year 2021-22, $1 million; For state fiscal year 2022-23, $3 million; For state fiscal year 2023-24, $4 million; and For state fiscal years commencing on or after July 1, 2024, $5 million. The enterprise is required to submit an annual report to the general assembly each December 1 detailing its activities, revenues, and the value of its business services. The enterprise is repealed on September 1, 2034, and is subject to sunset review. For purposes of the fees for air pollutant emission notices, annual per-ton emissions, and application processing, the act: Removes the statutory maximum for the fees; Establishes the amount of the fees for state fiscal years 2020-21 and 2021-22; and Allows the commission to thereafter adjust the fees by rule. Additionally, for annual per-ton emission fees and processing fees, the act specifies the purposes for which the increased revenues from those fees may be spent and requires annual reporting by the division regarding the fees. The act appropriates $10,660 from the general fund to the department and reappropriates the money to the department of law for legal services necessary to implement the act. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (3)

Votes


Jun 05, 2020

Jun 12, 2020

Actions


Jun 30, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 19, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Jun 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 12, 2020

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 11, 2020

House

House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Jun 10, 2020

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations House Committee of the Whole

Jun 09, 2020

House

House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

House

House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Unamended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Energy & Environment

Jun 05, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment

  • Introduction
Energy & Environment

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 04, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Jun 02, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

May 27, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

May 26, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Transportation & Energy

Mar 12, 2020

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy

  • Introduction
Transportation & Energy

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/30/2020) PDF
Final Act (06/19/2020) PDF
Rerevised (06/12/2020) PDF
Revised (06/10/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (06/05/2020) PDF
Engrossed (06/04/2020) PDF
Introduced (03/12/2020) PDF
PA2 (06/02/2020) PDF
PA1 (05/28/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (06/01/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (06/09/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/03/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/08/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (08/11/2020) PDF

Sources

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