Sponsors: Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush (D-Steamboat Springs), Rep. Jon Becker (R-Fort Morgan), Sen. Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction)
Status: Introduced and assigned to the House Transportation and Energy and Finance committees on Feb. 17.
The House Transportation and Energy Committee referred an amended version of the bill to the Finance Committee on March 4. The House Finance Committee referred an amended version of the bill to the Appropriations Committee on March 25.
The Appropriations Committee referred an amended version of the bill to the whole House on April 22. The House passed its second reading of the bill with amendments on April 23, and its third reading on April 27. Then, the bill was introduced in Senate and assigned to the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on April 27. The State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee referred the bill to the Appropriations Committee on April 29. The Appropriations Committee referred the bill to the whole Senate on May 1, and they passed their third reading of the bill on May 4.
What the bill does: The bill alters how the special fuel excise tax is administered on propane and butane. Those changes include redefining the term "gallons" and adding private commercial fleet operators as distributors.
How it affects your refund: This bill would impact the average taxpayer refund by at most 8 cents in the fiscal year 2015-16.
What's being said about this bill:
The National Law Review said on March 10 that this bill is likely to make it on to the governor's desk.