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Legislative Year: 2019 Change

Bill Detail: HB19-1258

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Title Allocate Voter-approved Revenue For Education & Transportation
Status Governor Signed (06/03/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Fiscal Policy & Taxes
House Sponsors K. Becker (D)
J. McCluskie (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Court (D)
K. Priola (R)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 03/20/2019

The bill is contingent on voters approving a related referred
measure to annually retain and spend state revenues in excess of the
constitutional spending limit. If the measure passes, in years when the
state retains and spends revenue under the authority of the measure there
will be additional revenue in the general fund exempt account (account).

Section 1 of the bill requires 1/3 of this money in the account to be
allocated to each of the purposes approved by voters, which are:
  • Public schools;
  • Higher education; and
  • Roads, bridges, and transit.
The general assembly is required to appropriate the money for public
schools and higher education for the state fiscal year after the state retains
the revenue under the authority of the voter-approved revenue change,
with an exception for the state fiscal year 2018-19. The money
appropriated for public schools must be distributed on a per pupil basis
and used by public schools only for nonrecurring expenses for the
purpose of improving classrooms, and it may not be used as part of a
district reserve.
The state treasurer is required to transfer the remaining 1/3 of the
money to the highway users tax fund (HUTF) after the state treasurer
receives a report certifying the state's TABOR revenues (report). Section
clarifies that the report must include the money that the state keeps and
spends as a result of the 2019 measure, and that this amount must be
reported separately from the referendum C money in the account.
Under section 4 the money the state treasurer transfers to the
HUTF is allocated 60% to the state highway fund, 22% to counties, and
18% to cities and incorporated towns. Under section 5 no more than 90%
of the money allocated to the state highway fund may be expended for
highway purposes or highway-related capital improvements and at least
10% must be expended for transit purposes or for transit-related capital
Section 2 includes a conforming amendment to ensure that the
allocation for the referendum C money does not apply to any new revenue
in the account as a result of the 2019 voter approval.

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