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Bill Detail: HB22-1138

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Title Reduce Employee Single-occupancy Vehicle Trips
Status House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (02/28/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Fiscal Policy & Taxes
  • State Government
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
M. Gray (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
C. Hansen (D)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/04/2022
Summary

For income tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, but
before January 1, 2030, the bill creates an income tax credit (tax credit)
for any employer that:

  • Creates a clean commuting plan to implement strategies to
increase the use of alternative transportation options and
reduce the number of measurable vehicle miles driven by
its employees in single-occupancy vehicles when
commuting to and from their work site (clean commuting
plan) for the purpose of reducing automobile-related air
pollution, traffic congestion, and transportation costs,
particularly for essential workers and workers earning
under $40,000 per year;
  • Conducts an employer commuter survey to determine how
its employees commute to and from their work site; and
  • Offers 2 or more alternative transportation options to some
or all of its employees in furtherance of the employer's
clean commuting plan.
The amount of the tax credit is 50% of the amount spent by the
employer to provide alternative transportation options to some or all of its
employees.
In addition, the bill requires the executive director of the
department of transportation (director), in coordination with the Colorado
energy office and metropolitan planning organizations, to create an
annual commuter survey for employers to use to determine how their
employees commute to and from their work site. The director and the
Colorado energy office are required to determine the content of the
commuter survey and the form and manner in which the commuter survey
will be completed and returned to the department of transportation.
Beginning in specified calendar years, in an effort to reduce the
number of employees who commute to and from their work site in a
single-occupancy vehicle, employers with over 100 employees are
required to:
  • Annually conduct a commuter survey of its employees and
submit the completed commuter surveys to the department
of transportation by April 30 of the year in which the
survey was conducted;
  • Offer its employees qualified transportation fringe benefits
allowed pursuant to federal law;
  • Offer its employees commuter choice information in
electronic or hard copy format and update the information
every 6 months; and
  • Offer a cash allowance in lieu of a parking space under
certain circumstances.
The bill requires that any private sector employer that wishes to
claim the tax credit participate in the employer commuter survey and
submit the results of the survey to the department by April 30 of the year
in which the survey is conducted, even if the employer's participation in
the commuter survey is not otherwise required.
For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, and for each state fiscal year
thereafter through the 2029-30 state fiscal year, of the money allocated to
the transportation commission for state multimodal projects from the
multimodal transportation and mitigation options fund, the transportation
commission is required to allocate $250,000 to each of the transportation
management associations and transportation management organizations
operating in a nonattainment area for the purposes of assisting employers
in creating a clean commuting plan and complying with the requirements
of the bill.

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