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Bill Detail: SB22-217

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Title Programs That Benefit Persons With Disabilities
Status Governor Signed (06/07/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors K. Ransom (R)
L. Herod (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
C. Hansen (D)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 04/20/2022

Joint Budget Committee. The council for people with disabilities
(council) was previously tasked with advising the governor and the
legislature on issues impacting people with disabilities. The council was
also responsible for the oversight of the disabled parking education and
enforcement fund (fund), which is required to be used in connection with

reserved parking for persons with disabilities. In 2020, the general
assembly eliminated the council but did not specify any other entity that
would have the authority to spend money in the fund. Sections 8 and 9
of the bill specify that the Colorado disability funding committee
(committee) has authority to spend money from the fund for the existing
purposes of the fund and to provide education regarding parking for
people with disabilities.
The committee auctions Colorado motor vehicle license plate
configurations to raise money for grants to assist persons with disabilities
in accessing disability benefits and to fund new and innovative ideas that
improve the quality of life and independence of individuals with
disabilities. Sections 1 through 5 and 12 correct technical issues,
consolidate statutory provisions, clarify the grant process, and clarify the
license plate sales process in connection with the committee.
Section 6 exempts the disability support fund, which supports the
activities of the committee, from the limit on uncommited reserves in
cash funds.
Section 7 modifies the existing income tax credit for purchases of
uniquely valuable motor vehicle registration numbers to specify that the
amount of the credit allowed is an amount equal to 20% of the purchase
price of the motor vehicle registration number.
Section 10 allows a person to reserve a license plate for which no
motor vehicle has ever been registered if the person purchased the license
plate configuration pursuant to current law.
Section 11 authorizes the department of motor vehicles to sell
multiple historical license plate backgrounds to benefit the committee and
clarifies the amount of revenue from such sales that is transferred or
credited to specified cash funds. In addition, section 11 makes clarifying
changes regarding the administration of historic license plate background
Section 13 adjusts appropriations made in the annual general
appropriation act for the 2022-23 state fiscal year to the department of
personnel for use by the executive director's office for the implementation
of the bill.

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