Going Up: Higher property taxes, cell phone and airborne ambulance taxes; higher utility expenses; higher DMV fees

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Going Up: Higher property taxes, cell phone and airborne ambulance taxes; higher utility expenses; higher DMV fees

 

Check out these key votes made by elected officials in Colorado earlier this year, and go to www.votespotter.com to sign up and see how your elected officials voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.

 

House Bill 1414 Impose a new tax on cell phones: Passed 28 to 7 in the Senate on 4/7/2016

To raise $2.2 million in new tax revenues annually through a new monthly surcharge on cellphone contracts.

 

House Bill 1415 Increase fees at the DMV: Passed 35 to 30 in the House on 4/1/2016

 

To increase fees at the Division of Motor Vehicles to more fully cover the expenses of that agency.

 

House Bill 1354, Let school districts add a property tax for buildings: Passed 53 to 12 in the House on 4/1/2016

 

To allow a school district to impose an additional property tax to fund its construction and maintenance needs without borrowing money.

 

Senate Bill 16-061 Shift the costs of complying with federal environmental rules utility customers to taxpayers: Passed 18 to 17 in the Senate on 4/6/2016

 

To allow utilities to avoid the costs of certain federal environmental rules that cover fossil-fuel electric plants and instead create a new taxpayer-funded state program to offset these costs.

 

House Bill 1280 Impose a new tax for air ambulances: Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on 4/14/2016

 

To create a new state level regulatory framework and impose new taxes on those providing air ambulance services.

 

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